Gunmen ambush Canadian mining convoy in Burkina Faso, kill 37

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At least 37 people have been killed and 60 wounded in an attack on a mining company convoy in Burkina Faso.

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Five buses carrying staff of Canadian firm- Semafo, were ambushed on Wednesday about 40 kilometers from the eastern town of Boungou.

A military escort vehicle was reportedly struck by an explosive device before gunmen opened fire.

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It is said to be the third deadliest on Semafo staff in 15 months.

The West African country is facing an Islamist insurgency that has killed hundreds of people in recent years.

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