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BURKINA FASO: Terrorists ambush, gun down 6 paramilitary police officers

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BURKINA FASO: Terrorists ambush, gun down 6 paramilitary police officers

Tension continues to rise in the West African country of Burkina Faso, after armed terrorists gunned down six members of a paramilitary police unit at Djibo town area of Soum province in the troubled northern part of the country.

Authorities say paramilitary police officers were ambushed during the attack on Monday before they were all killed in a gun battle with the armed terrorists.

“Armed terrorist groups operating in the region” were behind the attack, a security official revealed to news sources.

At least 100 suspected militants took part in the attack on the paramilitary officers, according to Burkinabe news site Infowakat.

READ ALSO: 29 feared killed in 2 separate attacks by rebels in Burkina Faso

The incident comes two days after the troubled north witnessed bloodshed with reports confirming the killing of no less than 29 people in two separate attacks masterminded by rebels.

The government of Burkina Faso informed that the two incidents happened on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were targetted in separate attacks.

One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Barsalogho area” leaving at least 15 passengers dead, government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said in a statement. Most of the dead were traders.

In the second incident which happened about 50km away, 14 people were killed after a convoy of mostly three-wheelers taking food to people displaced by fighting, was attacked by armed terrorists.

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