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6 Burkinabe soldiers killed in an attack in the east of the country

The Burkina Faso authorities announced today that 6 soldiers were killed and 7 others wounded in the Burkina Faso army, as a result of a terrorist attack in the east of the country.

The army said in a statement, that a convoy of army forces, escorting a truck that came out of the "Bongo" gold mine, was attacked between the areas of "Sakwani" and "Matiakwali".

Since 2015, the northern and eastern regions of Burkina Faso have been subjected to terrorist attacks linked to Al-Qaeda and ISIS.