Ouagadougou – At least eight soldiers were killed on Wednesday when their vehicle drove into improvised explosive device in Northern Burkina Faso, the Country’s President said.
The bombing took place near the town of Baraboule, close to the border with Mali, according to a statement by President Roch Kabore on Wednesday.
The explosive trap had been placed by “the enemy of the people,’’ Kabore said, pointing towards the various groups of Islamist terrorist groups active in West Africa.
He added that such “cowardly and terrible attacks’’ would not weaken Burkina Faso’s determination to work for security, peace and prosperity.
The explosion comes just days after an Indian, South African and Burkinabe National were kidnapped from their workplace at a gold mine in the same province.
While pursuing the abductors, three policemen were killed.