3 soldiers killed, 5 hurt in Burkina Faso blasts

KIGALI, Rwanda

Three soldiers and a militiaman were killed as two blasts hit a military convoy in northern Burkina Faso last week, the army confirmed late on Tuesday.

The incident happened last Friday near the town of Dablo when a joint force of army, police, and gendarmerie personnel was returning from an operation, the military said in a statement.

Five soldiers were also injured in the blasts, which were caused by improvised explosive...