Three killed in Burkina Faso attack

Soldiers are securing the crime scene during visit of Burkina Faso President Kabor�� and Benin President Yayi Boni. Ouagadougou, January 18th 2016. West African nations will "fight back" after a Burkina Faso hotel attack that left 29 dead and showed jihadist fighters expanding their reach in the region, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi said on January 18, 2016. Friday's attack on a four-star hotel, which left at least 29 dead, half of them foreigners, came weeks after an attack on a luxury Mali hotel in Bamako claimed by Islamists that left 20 people dead. (Photo by Arne Gillis/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Soldiers secure a crime scene in Burkina Faso. (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

An attack by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday killed at least three people in the northern Loroum province in Burkina Faso, said the country’s state news agency AIB.

The attack occurred at Bouna village, about 10 km east of Titao, the capital city of the province.

The African country has been marred by worsening security situation with attacks on a daily basis, which mostly happened in northern regions. The army has scaled up nationwide counter-terror operations.

Since 2015, terrorist attacks have killed over 500 people, including 200 soldiers, and displaced thousands in Burkina Faso.