Dozens killed in 2 Burkina Faso attacks

At least 29 people were killed in two separate incidents in Burkina Faso's troubled north on Sunday after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, the government said.

One vehicle transporting people and goods "rode over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Barsalogho area" leaving at least 15 passengers dead, government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said in a statement. Most of the dead were traders.

Meanwhile, about 50 kilometres away, 14 people were killed after a convoy of mostly three-wheelers taking food to people displaced by fighting, was attacked.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from northern Burkina Faso.

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Associated Press 20 Sep 2019 23:09 CEST

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