14:37 GMT18 May 2021
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    NOUAKCHOTT (Sputnik) - At least 32 people have been killed and 17 others have sustained injuries in an armed attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, near the border with Niger, a military source told Sputnik on Monday.

    According to the source, the assault has forced dozens of residents to flee to the border.

    The Sahel is one of the most problematic regions in Africa, plagued by terrorist activities and illegal migration. A week ago, gunmen attacked an anti-poacher patrol in Burkina Faso’s east, killing three EU nationals and a local soldier

    On Sunday, 16 soldiers were killed in an armed attack in western Niger, while two more were kidnapped, a source in the country's security forces told Sputnik.

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