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At least 25 killed in Burkina Faso attack in Sahel region

 The terrorist attack occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2023. [File, Standard]

At least 25 people were killed on Saturday in a terrorist attack in northern Burkina Faso's Sahel Region, said a regional government official Monday evening.

In a statement, Lieutenant Colonel Rodolphe Sorgho, who is the governor of the Sahel Region, said that armed terrorist groups perpetrated a violent attack Saturday afternoon in the commune of Bani of the province of Seno, killing 25 people, including 22 civilians and three police officers.

Since 2015, insecurity in the West African country has claimed many lives and displaced thousands more.

Last week, at least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in two separate gunmen attacks in Burkina Faso, a regional governor and the army revealed.

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