No one has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack that the government blames on a “terrorist group.”
“These repeated attacks on innocent civilians call for real cooperation between defense and security forces,” a government statement said, as it called for a “frank collaboration” between civilians and security forces.
Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a market in the village of Nagraogo and burned it to the ground. Four others in Alamou village were also killed.
Militant attacks in what had been a relatively peaceful Burkina Faso have surged in recent months as Islamic insurgents spill across the borders from neighboring Mali and Niger.
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