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Around 30 killed in extremist attack on eastern Burkina Faso town

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Gunmen killed around 30 people at a market in the eastern Burkina Faso town of Kompienbiga, local residents said on Sunday, in an attack blamed by a security source on extremists.

The attackers “burst into the market riding motorbikes and started shooting, especially at people who were trying to flee,” one resident said, estimating the death toll at around 30.

A second resident said “more than 30 bodies were collected” after the attack Saturday.

A local official put the death toll at “several dozen.”