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The army in Burkina Faso has disclosed that its soldiers yesterday destroyed a ‘terrorist base’ and killed dozens of militants in an operation north of the country.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the offensive in the forests of Toulfé and Tougbrebouli took place during the week of July 12 to 18.
Three soldiers died and eight others were wounded during the counter-terrorism operation, according to the weekly report on security operations published by the army.
Armaments, ammunition, and camp equipment were recovered.
In the same week, the national armed forces, in coordination with other forces, launched a search operation in the Kaboré Tambi National Park in the east.
A hundred patrols were conducted resulting in the dismantling of sites where illegal activities were taking place and suspects arrested, the army said.
Like neighbouring Mali and Niger, Burkina Faso has been facing growing insecurity since 2015.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK