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Group attacks Turkish mine in Burkina Faso after killing of local man – France 24

Tensions between locals and Turkish workers at a mine in Burkina Faso have led to a group of Burkinabes attacking the Turkish-owned mine after a security guard killed a local man, France 24s international news programme the Observers reported on Thursday.

The local man was killed while illegally panning for gold on the premises of the mine operated by Turkish company Avesoro on August 7, the Observers said.

Outraged at the extrajudicial killing, a group of around 100 locals, some armed with pickaxes, attacked the mine the next day, the report said. The attackers set fire to machines and…

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