At least 20 people have been killed in a militant attack in Burkina Faso’s northern border region, the authorities have said.
Nineteen of the victims are said to have been officers in the military police and one was a civilian.
The militants targeted an outpost near a goldmine in Inata.
Two days earlier seven police officers were killed in another attack in the region, which borders Mali and Niger.
Islamist militants with links to al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State state group operate in the frontier area.
The three countries, backed by