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Burkina Faso: Terrorists kill 11 soldiers in ambushes



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Eleven people were killed in two separate terrorist attacks Thursday in the North and the Centre-North of Burkina Faso, said the army in a statement on Friday.

A patrol from the military detachment of Solle was ambushed Thursday near Solle in the province of Loroum, the North Region, and two soldiers and four army auxiliaries were killed.

On the same day, members of the gendarmerie in operation in Ouanobe in the province of Sanmatenga, the Centre-North Region, were also attacked by terrorists.

The five gendarmes were killed and nine more injured, according to the statement.

The army disclosed that about twenty bodies of terrorists were found during security operations.

Weapons, ammunition, transport and communication equipment were also destroyed or seized during the operation.

The security situation in Burkina Faso had worsened since 2015, with terrorist attacks killing more than 1,000 people and displacing more than one million others in the West African nation.