Islamic State claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attack

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Since 2017, jihadist militants have established a presence across much of Burkina Faso, where small-scale mines produce gold worth up to almost $1 billion a year.

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on a military outpost in Burkina Faso on Tuesday.

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) issued a statement saying one of its members drove into the base in northern Soum Province and set off a bomb in the car that exploded, leaving many dead and injured.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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