ISIS claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attack

Burkina Faso soldiers patrol near Tambao mine in Tambao. (File photo: AFP)

ISIS claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on a military outpost in Burkina Faso on Tuesday.

ISIS West Africa Province (ISWAP) issued a statement saying one of its members drove into the base in northern Soum Province and set off a bomb in the car that exploded, leaving many dead and injured.

Around a dozen Burkina Faso soldiers have been killed in the attack, according to a security source.

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