Dozens killed in Burkina Faso attacks


(Al-Jazeera) – At least 29 people were killed in separate assaults in Burkina Faso’s troubled north after a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked.

One vehicle transporting people and goods “rode over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Barsalogho area” leaving at least 15 passengers dead, government spokesman Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said in a statement. Most of the dead on Sunday were traders.

Meanwhile, about 50km away, 14 people were killed after a convoy of mostly three-wheeled vehicles taking food to people displaced by fighting was attacked.

Violence in Burkina Faso has forced nearly 300,000 people to flee their homes and stopped half a million getting access to healthcare, the UN and the Red Cross said Monday.

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