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Burkina army investigating claims its troops carried out executions


  • World
  • Friday, 15 Mar 2019

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's military has launched an investigation after a rights group accused the army of carrying out executions during a recent operation in which it said it had killed nearly 150 militants, the government said on Thursday.

The army said in February it had killed 146 militants in response to an attack on civilians, part of a broader response to worsening Islamist and interethnic violence across northern Burkina since last year.

   

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