OUAGADOUGOU (XINHUA) – Burkina Faso’s Army said it killed more than 25 terrorists but lost three soldiers and six volunteers during sweep operations from June 7 to 13.
The operations were subsequent to the attack that claimed the lives of 132 people in the night from June 4 to 5 on a small-scale mining site in the village of Solhan, north-eastern Sahel region in the troubled country, the army said in a report.
According to the report, several sweep operations were conducted in many localities of the area resulting in the killings of about 10 attackers and the seizure of rolling stock. The ongoing operations led to discovering one improvised explosive device which has been rendered harmless, Burkina Faso’s Army also said in the report.
Especially on June 10, armed individuals ambushed a joint military and gendarmerie squad during patrol in the north-western part of the country.
About 15 attackers were killed during the response, the army said, adding that a significant quantity of light and heavy weapons as well as ammunitions and rolling stock were also seized.