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At Least 132 Killed as Gunmen Raid Village in Burkina Faso

HeadlineJun 07, 2021

In Burkina Faso, at least 132 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday as gunmen swept through a village near the northern border with Niger, burning homes and razing a market to the ground. It was among the deadliest assaults Burkina Faso has faced in years, as militants linked to al-Qaeda and the self-proclaimed Islamic State have stepped up attacks. The conflict has forced 1.2 million people in Burkina Faso to flee their homes.

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