Two soldiers in Burkina Faso were killed over the weekend in an explosion in the southwestern Cascades region near the Cote d’Ivoire border.
Security sources say the explosion is the latest in a series of attacks generally attributed to jihadists.
A security source told AFP A that a team on a security mission was the target of a terrorist attack on Saturday.
The source said the two elements were killed by a homemade device which exploded as they passed by.
Another source confirmed the “loss of two soldiers”.
A jihadist insurgency in neighbouring Mali spilled over into Burkina in 2015.
The armed groups are linked to Al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State.
More than 1,500 people have died in the attacks in Burkina Faso and at least 1.4 million people forced to flee their homes.
Most of the attacks have been in the north and east, near the borders with Mali and Niger.