Suspected jihadists have killed around 30 people in eastern Burkina Faso, security sources in the country said.

A large group of armed men attacked the village of Kodyel in Komandjari province early on Monday morning, a local official said.

If estimates of the number killed are correct it would make the attack one of the deadliest ever in Burkina Faso.

Islamist attacks are increasingly common in the country, especially in regions bordering Niger and Mali.

The massacre comes just a week after two Spanish journalists and an Irish national, who were part of an anti-poaching patrol, were killed in the West African country.

Suspected jihadists have killed around 30 people in eastern Burkina Faso, security sources in the country said.

A large group of armed men attacked the village of Kodyel in Komandjari province early on Monday morning, a local official said.

If estimates of the number killed are correct it would make the attack one of the deadliest ever in Burkina Faso.

Islamist attacks are increasingly common in the country, especially in regions bordering Niger and Mali.

The massacre comes just a week after two Spanish journalists and an Irish national, who were part of an anti-poaching patrol, were killed in the West African country.

Source:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56975652

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