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Ashura 2020


Burkina Faso Blast Kills Six, Mostly Children

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Burkina Faso Blast Kills Six, Mostly Children

By Staff, Agencies

At least six people, mostly children, died when an improvised explosive device [IED] went off in northern Burkina Faso, security sources and local officials said Sunday.

The IED, which exploded as the group's cart was passing late Saturday, also injured four others, they said.

Northern Burkina Faso is notorious for terrorist attacks which have killed more than 1,000 people there and displaced about a million more since 2015.

The victims were "nearly all children who were returning from grazing their livestock", a local in Ouahigouya said. "The cart which carried some of them rolled over a mine."