12 Burkina Faso troops killed in jihadist attack

At least 12 Burkina Faso soldiers were killed in a jihadist attack on an army base near the Burkina-Mali border on December 16, 2016At least 12 Burkina Faso soldiers were killed Friday in what local authorities said was the biggest ever jihadist attack on the army, at a base near the restive border with Mali. “A detachment of our army’s anti-terrorist force suffered a murderous attack which claimed the lives of 12 of our valiant soldiers and left some wounded,” said President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, in an address to the nation.

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