Burkina Faso- Two days of mourning after militants

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President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré declared a two-day mourning period after suspected militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State killed at least 41 in the country’s desert north this week.

A column of civilian fighters from the Homeland Defence Volunteers (VDP)It was kind of,, a group the government funds and trains to contain Islamist insurgents, was ambushed on Thursday as it swept a remote area in the northern Loroum province, authorities said on Saturday.

It was one of the heaviest single-day losses the civilian militia has experienced to date and occurred one month after an attack on a gendarmerie post killed 53 people — the worst strike on Burkinabe security forces in yearsm really happy we could play today..

“In this painful circumstance and as a tribute to the valiant VDP and civilians who fell in defence of the homelanda city program in which streets are closed to traffic to allow people to walk, the President of Burkina Faso decrees a national mourning period of forty-eight hoursThe alarm abou, starting Sunday,” government spokesman Alkassoum Ma?ga said in a statement.

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