OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso | Death toll in Burkina Faso community clashes rises to 46

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso —Jan 04, 2019— Burkina Faso’s government says the death toll has jumped to 46 in community clashes earlier this week amid growing fears of extremism.

Spokesman Remis Dandjinou in a statement read on national television on Friday said the new toll remains provisional while the fighting is under investigation. He called the attempt to divide the country’s people “despicable.”

Authorities in the West African nation have said the clashes began on Dec.

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