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Burkina Faso to ‘lightly’ arm citizens after terrorists kill 36
Burkina Faso’s Parliament has voted to provide local volunteers with “light weapons” after a terrorist attack on two villages left 32 civilians dead.
No one has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack that the government blames on a “terrorist group”.
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“These repeated attacks on innocent civilians call for real cooperation between the defense and security forces,” a government statement said, as it called for a “frank collaboration” between civilians and security forces.
Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a market in the village of Nagraogo and burned it to the ground. Four others in Alamou village were also killed.
Militant attacks in what had been a relatively peaceful Burkina Faso have surged in recent months as Islamic insurgents spill across the borders from neighbouring Mali and Niger.
Burkina Faso to ‘lightly’ arm citizens after terrorists kill 36
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