8 Burkina soldiers killed in terrorist attacks in the north of the country.
MojNews-Eight Burkinabe soldiers have been killed in a militant attack in the restive north of the country, security sources said.
Militants ambushed the troops on Monday close to the Niger border in Yagha province, a security source said, leaving four dead and four others missing.
“The bodies of the missing soldiers have been found during a search raising the death toll to eight,” the security source said late Tuesday.
The attack took place in a village called Kankanfogouol, the sources said, in an area where armed groups move back and forth across the border and carry out attacks in both countries.
“The health emergency linked to the implacable fight against COVID-19 must not make us forget the security imperative,” President Roch Marc Christian Kabore posted on Twitter.