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Africa Wildlife and Conservation News, West Africa

France to station new force in West Africa to counter Islamist attacks

Reuters

France is to station a force of gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack by Islamist militants in West Africa, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Tuesday.

He was speaking during a visit to Ivory Coast, where 18 people including four French citizens were killed on Sunday in an attack on a beach resort. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility.

(Reporting by Ange Aboa; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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