Burkina Faso: 13 soldiers killed in attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Gourma province

At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in Burkina Faso’s eastern Gourma province in an ambush by suspected Islamic extremists, the army announced on Monday.

A number of the attackers were killed in the incident, according to the army statement.

The military has secured the area with air support, it said. The army has for several days been carrying out large-scale operations to regain control of several areas that had been held by Islamic extremists, including Pama, Madjoari and Foutouri, said the statement.

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Source: The Guardian