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Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:20 - Updated Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:20

Two-day national mourning declared after terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU-- Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore declared on Tuesday a 48-hour national mourning on Wednesday and Thursday in memory of the 36 civilians killed in Monday's terrorist attacks.

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Heavily armed men stormed into the villages of Alamou and Nagraogo in the West African country's central-north region on Monday, killing 36 civilians and setting fire to a local market.

Burkina Faso is faced with a worsening security situation in the northern regions where frequent militant attacks have sparked a wave of panic.

Since 2015, terrorist attacks in the country have killed over 700 people, including 200 soldiers, and displaced thousands of others,XINHUA.

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