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Seven Killed as Burkina Faso Military Crush Mutiny by Soldiers

June 05, 2011

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Six soldiers and one girl were killed in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, during a military operation to crush a mutiny in an army base, Safety Minister Jerome Bougouma said.

Twenty-five civilians and eight military personnel were also injured, while 57 soldiers arrested, he said yesterday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Simon Gongo in Ouagadougou at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at

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