The troops were attacked on Wednesday between Tin Akoff and Beldiabe in Oudalan province, which borders Mali and Niger, one source said.
Mohammed Bin Rashid marks World Refugee Day by ordering aid flight to support delivery of UNHCR’s humanitarian assistance to Burkina Faso. Assistance includes 88 tons of core relief items for displaced people and 12 tons of COVID-19 aid.
This joint operation, presented on Saturday by the two armies' top commanders as the first of its kind, took place northeast of the Ivorian town of Ferkessedougou and south of Banfora in Burkina Faso.
The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane carrying 8 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to Burkina Faso.
The explosion happened in Sourou province near the Mali border as students returned to school after the Christmas holidays, a security source said.
Burkina Faso, bordering Mali and Niger, has seen regular militant attacks which have left hundreds dead since the start of 2015 when militant violence began to spread across the Sahel region.
The government had denied rumours on Sunday that a coup was under way as sustained gunfire rang out for hours from several military camps, with mutinying soldiers demanding more support for their fight against Islamist militants.
Natiaboani is a rural community about sixty kilometres south of Fada N'Gourma, the largest town in the Eastern Region administrative area that since 2018 has been regularly targeted by armed groups.
The distinct aspect of the coup in Burkina Faso, where the army has taken over the government and President Roch Kabore, who was elected in 2015, and the constitution was suspended, was that the people have welcomed it.