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Six Killed in Mining Convoy Attack in Eastern Burkina Faso

Unidentified armed men killed six civilians and injured two others in an attack on a convoy returning from a gold mine operated by Endeavour Mining in eastern Burkina Faso, according to a statement from the army. 

The vehicles left the Boungou mine on Thursday to assist a supply convoy that had been stuck on the road for several days, according to Burkina Faso’s army chief of staff. At one point, the vehicles were left without an armed escort, which is when the attack took place.