In Burkina Faso, armed men attacked the town of Seytenga, near the border with Niger, on Saturday night, in what appears to be a reprisal for an attack on the gendarmerie brigade in the town on Thursday, June 9.
No official figures on death were issued, but several sources pointed to dozens of deaths.
Intervention units have been deployed to the area, according to the government spokesman.
According to witnesses, armed men have allegedly been harassing people in Seytenga for several days.
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