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Africa News of Wednesday, 22 March 2023


Militants killed in Burkina Faso air raid - report

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Burkina Faso's army has killed "several militants" in the country's north, along the border with Niger and Mali, the state-owned news agency Agence d'Information du Burkina (AIB) has reported.

"Several terrorists were neutralised, and important logistics destroyed overnight, between Monday and Tuesday by the air force in on the three-border area [Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso]," the agency said, quoting security sources.

AIB added that an intelligence mission enabled the location of a "terrorist base" in the tri-border area, which led to the killing of "several terrorists and the destruction of important logistics".

Burkina Faso, which is currently under interim military rule, has made the crackdown on militants across the country a top priority.

Between 16 and 17 March, the army killed several militants and destroyed their bases in the north-eastern part of the country.