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Attack by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso leaves many dead

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Suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso have killed about 30 people in the eastern part of the country.

Local officials said a large group of armed men attacked the village of Kodyel in Komandjari province in an onslaught considered one of the deadliest ever in Burkina Faso.

Islamist attacks are increasingly common in the country, especially in regions bordering Niger and Mali.

The massacre comes just a week after two Spanish journalists and an Irish national who were part of an anti-poaching patrol, were killed in the West African country.

Burkina Faso is facing a deepening security crisis like many of its neighbours, as Islamist armed groups carry out raids and kidnappings across the region.