Thirty-three Burkinabe soldiers were killed in an attack, by unidentified gunmen on the Ougarou military detachment in the eastern part of the country.
The Burkinabe army in a statement issued on Thursday, said the military detachment of Ugarou was the target of the attack.
It also added that although the fighting was intense, the soldiers managed to neutralize at least forty terrorists before the arrival of reinforcements.
The Burkinabe army maintained that the deployment of reinforcements made it possible to evacuate the wounded who are currently being treated by the health services.
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been grappling with terrorist attacks in several of its regions.