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34 killed in ambush against supply convoy in Burkina Faso


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Ouagadougou: At least 34 people, including 31 soldiers and three army auxiliaries, were killed on Monday in an ambush against a supply convoy in Burkina Faso, the army said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

The attack on the supply convoy escorted by military units took place in Namsiguia, in the Bam province, Centre-Nord region.

“Exceedingly violent, the fighting caused significant loss despite the vigorous response by the military units,” said the statement.

Around 20 were injured and evacuated, and about 10 military members were missing. More than 40 terrorists were killed in the fighting, the statement added.

Reinforcements have been deployed in the area to carry on a sweep operation, according to the statement

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