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Armed Men Kill Dozens in Burkina Faso & Niger

HeadlineAug 19, 2021

In Burkina Faso, at least 47 people died on Wednesday in an attack by armed men in the town of Arbinda. The dead included 30 civilians and 14 soldiers. Meanwhile, in neighboring Niger, the government has declared two days of mourning after gunmen on motorbikes killed 37 civilians, including 14 children, on Monday. Human Rights Watch reports armed Islamist groups have killed over 420 civilians in western Niger since January.

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