Nine people have been killed by unknown assailants in Ghana's northern region.
According to Zubeiru Abdulai, the leader of the Pusiga district in northern Ghana, nine persons were killed and numerous others were injured in an ambush by unidentified assailants on Thursday morning.
The attack occurred near the Burkina Faso border, where Islamist militants are fighting an insurgency.
Militant violence is uncommon in Ghana, but terrorists have crossed the country's northern borders to carry out isolated attacks in Togo and Ivory Coast.
The attackers fired into two vehicles transporting traders on their way to the market town of Cinkasse, and the injured were being treated at the Bawku government hospital.
The majority of the victims were women, Abdulai noted.
Reuters also reported that police declined to comment on the incident.