Militants kill eight troopers, injure 5 in Burkina Faso assault

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DAKAR, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Militants killed not less than eight Burkina Faso troopers and injured 5 others in an assault within the north of the nation, 5 safety sources stated on Monday.

The assault on the navy detachment befell within the center-north Sanmatenga province early on Monday, and the loss of life toll may climb, one of many safety supply stated.

The Burkina Faso authorities was not instantly accessible to remark. No group has claimed accountability for the assault.

Reporting by Thiam Ndiaga
Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Toby Chopra