Ouagadougou — The death toll from the worst militant attack in Burkina Faso in recent years has risen to 160, the government said at the weekend, after armed assailants laid siege overnight to a village in the jihadist-plagued northeast.

The attackers struck on Friday night, killing residents of the village of Solhan in Yagha province, bordering Niger. They also razed homes and the market, the government said in a statement...

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