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Unidentified gunmen kill 10 gendarmes in Burkina Faso

December 28, 2018 1:22 PM
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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Gunmen killed 10 Burkinabe gendarmes in a village near the Malian border this week, Burkina Faso’s security ministry said, in a further sign of deteriorating security in a country once seen as one of the region’s more stable.

The assailants attacked and set fire to a school on Wednesday night in Loroni, a village about 250 km (155 miles) northwest of the capital Ouagadougou, the ministry said in a statement late on Thursday.

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