12 killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

Last update: 12/01/2019
OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Twelve people were killed and two others injured Thursday in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso's northern province of Soum, the country's security ministry announced late Friday in a statement.

The attack was perpetrated by around 30 armed individuals in broad daylight and targeted people who had gathered for a weekly market in the village of Gasseliki, China's Xinhua News Agency reports according to the statement.

The attackers reportedly ransacked stores and opened fire on people.

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