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Burkina Faso Prison Attack: Militants Free About 60 Inmates

by Kunle Awosiyan
Burkina Faso soldiers

Militants freed about 60 inmates – the entire prison population – during an overnight attack on a jail in north-west Burkina Faso.

The armed men entered the town of Nouna around midnight on aboard 4×4 vehicles and motorbikes, brandishing Kalashnikovs and heavy machine guns.

They ransacked offices and set fire to vehicles before making their escape.

The raid came after militants killed at least 12 people in northern Burkina Faso, most of them members of a volunteer militia.

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