At least seven soldiers and 20 “terrorists” lost their lives following militant attacks on two military bases in the north of Burkina Faso.
According to a statement, four volunteers aiding the army in the fight against militants were also killed in the attacks on Thursday in Loroum and Sanmatenga provinces.
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BBC quoted the army as saying that it seized or destroyed weapons, vehicles and communication equipment used by the attackers.
The violence came a day after a soldier was killed and another wounded in a roadside blast in northern Burkina Faso.