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Armed bandits kill Semafo employee and subcontractor in Burkina Faso



Semafo (TSX: OMX) employee and a subcontractor are dead after armed bandits shot at a bus transporting the company’s workers 80 km from the town of Bobo-Dioulasso to the Mana mine in Burkina Faso.

The shootings on Aug. 17 were preceded on Aug. 13 by the death of five gendarmes and a subcontractor travelling between Semafo’s Boungou mine and the town of Fada.

The company says it doesn’t believe the killings are related and has increased security measures at both operations.

The Mana mine, 260 km southwest of the capital Ouagdougou, is the country’s third-largest mine and has produced about 1.8 million ounces of gold since its first gold pour in 2008.

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