Gunmen kill dozens at a cattle market in Burkina Faso

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Some 30 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso in a gun attack on a cattle market.

Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime on Saturday, eyewitnesses and residents said.

It is unclear who was behind the attack, but Burkina Faso has seen a recent sharp rise in terrorist violence and inter-communal clashes.

The violence has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

Local media earlier reported 20 killed, while quoting sources as saying the death toll could be considerably higher.

On Friday at least 15 people were killed when suspected terrorist attacked a convoy of traders in the north, near the border with Mali.

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