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04 Jan 2020

Students killed in bus blast

At least 14 people have died and four others have sustained injuries after an IED (improvised explosive device) blew up a bus in northwestern Burkina Faso.

The vehicle was mostly carrying students back to their places of study following the New Year break.

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Soldiers patrol in Burkina Faso
(Credit: Luc Gnago/Reuters)

Reports suggest the bus drove over the IED in Toeni, a department in the region of Sourou.

It is not clear who was behind the attack but jihadist threats have increased in Burkina Faso recently.

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