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11 Burkina Faso policemen killed in ambush, 4 missing

Burkinabé Gendarmerie practice movement in crowd-control formations during a training engagement with Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Nov. 14, 2013.  The Marines with the task force participated in a non-lethal weapons tactics and training engagement with members of the national police force of Burkina Faso. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. John La/Released)

11 Burkina Faso policemen killed in ambush

11 Burkina Faso policemen killed in ambush
11 Burkina Faso policemen killed in ambush

Eleven Burkina Faso police officers were killed and four are missing after their unit was ambushed late on Monday, the country’s security minister said on Tuesday.

The ambush occurred while the unit was on a relief mission to the town of Yirgou, which has been hit by recent violence, Security Minister Ousseini Compaore said in a statement.

“Joint search operations with the army have been under way since yesterday,” Compaore said.

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