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30 die in 3 days of violence in Burkina Faso

30 die in 3 days of violence in Burkina Faso

ARMED militants killed at least eight people who were collecting water in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Monday morning, its mayor said, bringing the total killed in three days of violence in the restive area above 30. Monday's attack took place in Arbinda, in the province of Soum, which has suffered several deadly raids by Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State that for years have sought to gain control over a swathe of arid terrain where Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger meet. Mayor Boureima Werem told Reuters insurgents have been targeting water towers and pumps…
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