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Burkina Faso gunmen kill 20 at cattle market

Written by on June 1, 2020

At least 20 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso when gunmen stormed a cattle market, reports say.

Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town in the middle of the day on Saturday, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying by local media.

It is unclear who was behind the attack.

Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes in recent months.

Still in Foreign News, At least 10 people have been killed after a minibus hit a landmine near Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police and witnesses have said.

The passengers, mostly from the same family, were on their way to a funeral when it hit the bomb, Reuters news agency reported.

No group has said it was behind the blast.

However, militant Islamist group al-Shabab usually plants landmines along key roads.

The road where the blast occurred, some 20 kilometers north-west of Mogadishu, is frequently used by military and government vehicles.


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