Several women managed to escape following two separate abductions in the Sahel region but the army and its civilian auxiliaries have so far failed to rescue the rest of the victims.
Burkina Faso, bordering Mali and Niger, has seen regular militant attacks which have left hundreds dead since the start of 2015 when militant violence began to spread across the Sahel region.
"Several dozen armed men carried out an attack on the district of Arbinda, shooting several people dead," a local official tells AFP news agency.
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