As many as 20 civilians have been killed in an overnight attack in north-western Burkina Faso.
Unidentified heavily armed men on motorbikes carried out the attack on a village in Bani municipality, north of the capital Ouagadougou, on Saturday night, AFP news agency says.
The attack comes a week after 39 people were killed when militants attacked a market in Silgadji town.
The Sahel region has seen an increase in jihadist violence in recent months.
News of Saturday’s attack came as France announced it would send a further 600 soldiers to the Sahel region, bringing the total number of French troops to more than 5,000.