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Burkina Faso: Death toll in security post attack jumps to 53 (Al Jazeera)

The death toll from a weekend attack on a gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso has risen to at least 53, according to officials.

The attack, near a gold mine in Inata, killed 49 military police officers and four civilians, government spokesperson Ousseni Tamboura said on Wednesday, updating a previous estimate of 32 killed.

Burkina Faso: Death toll in security post attack jumps to 53 | News | Al Jazeera

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Attack on Burkina Faso defence outpost kills at least 20 (Al Jazeera)

Gunmen have killed at least 19 gendarmes and a civilian in northern Burkina Faso, in the tri-border region where the country has for years been battling armed groups.

Security Minister Maxime Kone told state media on Sunday the toll from the attack on a military police outpost near a gold mine in Inata was provisional.

Attack on Burkina Faso defence outpost kills at least 20 | News | Al Jazeera

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‘Kill them all, don’t spare anyone’: A massacre in Burkina Faso (Sam Mednick, Al Jazeera)

Lying concealed atop his bus while watching armed men murder people below, the only thought that brought Abdoulaye Diallo some comfort was the hope that if he died on a Friday, a holy day in Islam, he would go to heaven.

“I knew I’d be killed…[but] if I died on a Friday my paradise was guaranteed,” Diallo tells Al Jazeera, sitting in Dori, Burkina Faso, a town in the country’s Sahel region to which he fled. “So, I recited some Quranic verses while on top of the bus awaiting my death.”

‘Kill them all, don’t spare anyone’: A massacre in Burkina Faso | Conflict | Al Jazeera