Two soldiers killed in Burkina Faso14 October 2021
Two soldiers were killed when their motorcycles ran over a homemade bomb in southeast Burkina Faso on Monday, the latest attack in a region previously spared the jihadist violence of the north.
The West African country has faced increasingly frequent and deadly attacks by jihadists forces linked to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda since 2015.
The violence has killed around 2,000 people and forced 1.4 million to flee their homes.
A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the two soldiers "were victims of an IED (improvised explosive device) attack" in the town of Farakorosso in the Cascades region.