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Burkina Faso’s Extreme Measure to Curb Attacks

Burkina Faso’s Parliament voted Tuesday to provide local volunteers with “light weapons” after a terrorist attack on two villages left 32 civilians dead. No one has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack that the government blames on a “terrorist group.” Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a market in the village of Nagraogo and burned it to the ground. Four others in Alamou village were also killed. Militant attacks in what had been a relatively peaceful Burkina Faso have surged in recent months as Islamic insurgents spill across the borders from neighboring Mali and Niger.