Eight suspected terrorists were killed and 38 captured in a joint operation by forces from Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast near the countries’ border.
Twenty-four men caught in Burkina Faso and 14 in Ivory Coast were handed to intelligence services, a source at Ivorian army headquarters said.
On Saturday, a source from Burkina Faso security said the entire operation had been carried out in Ivory Coast.
The Ivorian army source said on Sunday that “no terrorist base exists on Ivorian territory that may have served as a zone of refuge during previous offensives” by the Burkina Faso army.
A Burkina Faso military source said that one of its soldiers had been wounded and taken to hospital in Korhogo, in northern Ivory Coast.