Burkina Faso gunmen 'kill 20 at cattle market' in Kompienga

At least 20 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso when gunmen stormed a cattle market, reports say.

Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town in the middle of the day on Saturday, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying by local media.

It is unclear who was behind the attack.

Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes in recent months.

The violence has forced hundreds of thousand of people to flee their homes.

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

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