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35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

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35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

UPI

By Darryl Coote

Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Jihadists killed at least 35 civilians, mostly women, during an attack on a military base in northern Burkina Faso, authorities said.

The attack on the Arbinda, Soum province, military base was carried out Tuesday morning by dozens of jihadists and lasted several hours before the attackers were driven back by the air force and armed forces, resulting in seven soldiers and 80 jihadists killed, the army said.

"A large group of terrorists simultaneously attacked the military base and the civilian population in Arbinda," the army said in a statement.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/12/25/35-civilians-killed-in-Burkina-Faso-terrorist-attack/2191577250707/