At least 12 soldiers have reportedly been killed, and another two are missing, following a militant attack, in Burkina Faso.
Twelve soldiers have been killed and two are missing after an attack by Islamist militants near Burkina Faso’s border with Mali, the army has said.
Insurgents who carried out the attack did so on pick-up trucks and motorbikes, waving black flags.
The soldiers were in the area to guard Burkina Faso’s long and porous border with Mali, where a number of Islamist groups are active.
No group is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attack.