July 15, 2024

At least 10 people were killed and five others injured when a passenger bus triggered a landmine in eastern Burkina Faso on 25th of December 2022.

The bus was travelling from the market town of Fada N’Gourma around 220 km (136 miles) from the capital Ouagadougou, to the border town of Kantchari near neighbouring Niger.

The attack occurred in an area where the government is battling insurgents linked to al Qaeda in north Africa and Islamic State fighters.

Since 2015 they have carried out raids and blockades of several towns in the north and eastern regions of the country, killing more than 2,000 people and displacing nearly 2 million.

Marvelous Ogidi

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