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Miners must not underestimate militant capabilities

The spate of militant attacks in Burkina Faso shows mining companies “cannot afford to underestimate the military capabilities” of militant groups operating in the West African nation, risk advisory firm Verisk Maplecroft has said.

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Burkina Faso has been gripped by an Islamic insurgency dating back to 2015

Gunmen attacked a convoy on Wednesday carrying mine workers from SEMAFO's Boungou gold mine in the Est region, killing 37 people and injuring a further 60.