AP News – Romanian security officer kidnapped from Burkina Faso mine

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) A senior military official in Burkina Faso says a Romanian security officer has been kidnapped from a mining site in the north of the nation.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity since he was not authorized to short the media, said Saturday that the Romanian was kidnapped by five assailants who attacked his convoy through a patrol.

He mentioned the Romanian also has French citizenship.

The incident took place close to the manganese mine run by Pan African Minerals in the town of Tambao, positioned in the northeast corner of Burkina Faso close to the borders with Mali and Niger.

The official stated it was unclear exactly where the assailants came from.

Northern Mali, that borders northeast Burkina Faso, fell to separatist rebels and then al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremists in 2012.

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