Dozens Dead in Attack on Mining Convoy in Burkina Faso

At least 37 civilians were killed and more than 60 were wounded when gunmen attacked a convoy of local employees working for the Canadian gold mining company Semafo in Burkina Faso on Wednesday morning. Five buses and a military escort were ambushed about 40km from a gold mine in Boungou in the eastern part of the country.

Photo: Semafo

A map on the Semafo website showing the location of the Boungou mine.

InFocus

See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.