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Burkina Faso terrorist attack: death toll raises to 32


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2021 Nov 16, 15:22, OUAGADOUGOU
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The death toll of the terrorist attack on Sunday in northern Burkina Faso raised from 20 to 32 including 28 soldiers, the government spokesman said Monday.

"The provisional toll by 4 p.m, local time, stood at 28 fallen soldiers and 4 civilians killed," read the statement released by government spokesman Ousseni Tamboura.

On Sunday, gunmen attacked the detachment of gendarmerie in Inata, Soum province in the northern Sahel region of Burkina Faso.

On the same day, another attack had been repulsed in Soum's Kelbo commune, according to the press release.

In addition, a 72-hour national mourning was declared from Tuesday to Thursday in memory of the victims, said the press release.

Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been facing a worsening security situation with terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people and displaced over 1 million others. 

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