Burkina Faso’s government says eleven soldiers were found dead and around fifty civilians are missing following a suspected jihadist attack on a convoy.
Twenty-eight other people, including twenty soldiers, were wounded in the attack and a search for the missing people is ongoing.
The vehicles, which were escorted by a military patrol, had been taking supplies to residents in the north of the country.
The ambush followed an attack on another army-supported convoy on Sunday that wounded four people.
Burkina Faso’s military government took power in a coup last January, promising to end an Islamist insurgency which has killed thousands of people and displaced two million more since twenty fifteen.