‘Dozen’ soldiers killed in new attack in Burkina Faso: security source

Burkina Faso soldiers patrol near Tambao mine in Tambao, 350 kilometers (220 miles) northeast of the capital, Ouagadougou on April 5, 2015, where five armed men attacked a manganese mine and kidnapped a Romanian mineworker the day before. (File photo: AFP)

Around a dozen Burkina Faso soldiers have been killed in a new attack in the north of the country, a security source told AFP on Wednesday.

A military patrol was ambushed in Hallele in volatile Soum province overnight and “around a dozen soldiers were killed,” the source said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55