Dozens dead in Burkina Faso as Bus hits IED

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Not less than 35 civilians were killed and 37 injured in Burkina Faso on Monday after the vehicle they were traveling in struck an improvised explosive device.

According to the interim government, the escorted supply convoy heading to the capital, Ouagadougou, hit the explosive device between the northern towns of Djibo and Bourzanga.

This is an area where Islamist militants have escalated attacks on villages, police and military outposts since 2015.

“Escorts rapidly secured the perimeter and took measures to assist the victims,” the government said.