The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 ‘terrorists’ in two operations in the north of the country, the latest deadly incidents in the West African country struggling to quell a rising militant revolt.
Twenty people were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists on a gold-mining site in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, two sources said.
His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office the outgoing ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso and Australia, Li Chen, Adama Compaore and Dr Axel Wabenhorst, respectively, in Doha on Tuesday.
Amir sends condolences to the President of China, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria
French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France's military said on Friday, adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the night-time operation.
The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has laid the foundation stone during an official ceremony for a cancer treatment centre project under the patronage of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
Burkina Faso's armed forces killed around 30 suspected militants last week in a land and air operation against jihadist groups operating in the east of the country, the military said on Sunday.
The death toll from Monday's militant attack on a central Burkina Faso village has risen to 46 civilians, up from a previous toll of six, a government spokesman said on Friday.
Thirteen people died when suspected jihadists attacked a village in central-northern Burkina Faso, triggering a deadly bout of ethnic violence, local sources and a security official said on Wednesday.