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Militants shoot 20 people in market in Burkina Faso

Source : 112 Ukraine

They broke into market, opened fire and fled in the unknown direction
14:01, 8 August 2020

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In Burkina Faso, West Africa, militants opened fire in a marketplace, killing at least 20 people, as Xinhua news agency reports.

Militants started shooting in the Gourma province in eastern Burkina Faso.

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A group of unknown persons broke into the market and opened fire on the crowd. After that, the militants fled in an unknown direction. In addition to those killed in the shooting, there were also several wounded.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

As we reported before, August 7, a telephone conversation took place between President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during which the parties discussed the detention of Russian militants of PMC "Wagner".

It is known that the conversation took place at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The heads of state also discussed by phone topical issues of countering the Covid-19 coronavirus infection pandemic in both countries and the invention of a vaccine to combat this infection.

Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the Prosecutor General to invite his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in order to discuss the situation with detained Wagner PMC militants.

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