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Burkina Faso: Families look for missing relatives after mine attack

Distraught families urged authorities to let them view the bodies of victims of an attack near a gold mine in Burkina Faso as dozens of workers who could have been caught in the ambush remained unaccounted for on Friday. At least 38 people were killed on Wednesday when a convoy of five buses came under fire by militants on a road leading to the Boungou mine, operated by Canadian gold miner Semafo. Public prosecutor Harouna Yoda said the government had opened an investigation in the attack. The 38 bodies had…

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Mali: U.N. peacekeeper killed, five wounded in two attacks

The U.N. mission (MINUSMA) has said that a U.N. peacekeeper was killed on Sunday at a mine site in Mali. Four others were also wounded when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali. The troops were patrolling near the village of Aguelhok when the blast occurred. U.N. mission spokesman Olivier Salgado said in a tweet that on Sunday, peacekeepers in Mali’s central region of Mopti also exchanged fire with members of an unidentified armed group. One peacekeeper was also wounded in that incident. “MINUSMA chief (Mahamat Saleh) Annadif strongly…

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