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Suspected jihadists attack truck

 Suspected jihadist fighters attacked an armoured van transporting money from a gold mine in Burkina Faso, the country’s security minister said Sunday, the latest sign of Islamist violence spreading from neighbouring Mali. A group of heavily armed men with rocket launchers and automatic rifles attacked the truck in the country’s north on Friday, killing the driver and wounding one other person, security minister Alain Zagre told AFP. Police accompanying the van fought off the attackers, who fled the scene, a police source said. “We think it is certainly a jihadist group that identified the Inata gold mine and decided to take action to get hold of funds,” Zagre said. Military operations had seriously disrupted Islamist fighters in Mali, forcing them to move to neighbouring countries, Zagre said as his country went to the polls on Sunday to elect a

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