At least eight people were killed when suspected jihadists attacked a village in northern Burkina Faso at the weekend, security sources and locals said yesterday giving provisional figures.

A village called Guissingori “was targeted on Sunday. The attack claimed the lives of around 10 people,” a source in the security forces said.

A local source said eight bodies had been found but the toll was expected to rise. The source gave no further details

The assailants looted the village and made off with cattle, the security source said.

The assailants looted the village and made off with cattle, the security source said.

Guissingori lies in Yagha, a province that borders Niger and has suffered some of the bloodiest attacks in a long-running security crisis.

Armed Islamists based in neighbouring Mali began mounting cross-border raids on Burkina Faso and Niger in 2015.

Source: CHANNELS

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