On Wednesday, about a dozen Burkinabe servicemen were killed in the northern part of the country, AFP reported citing local security forces.
According to the sources, a military patrol was ambushed in Hallele in Burkina Faso's Soum province and "around a dozen soldiers were killed" as a result of the attack.
On Tuesday, the nation's President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had declared two days of national mourning for the victims of the previous attack.
En mémoire des victimes civiles et militaires de l'attaque terroriste de ce mardi à Arbinda, j'ai décidé de décréter un deuil national de 48 heures sur toute l'étendue du territoire national à compter du mercredi 25 décembre à zéro (00) heure.— Roch KABORE (@rochkaborepf) December 24, 2019
On Tuesday, at least 35 civilians, mainly women, and seven soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack in the same province. President Roch Marc said on Tuesday that 80 militants were eliminated after the deadly incident.
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