At least 10 people were killed and five others injured when a passenger bus triggered a landmine in eastern Burkina Faso on Christmas Day, the government said in a statement on Monday.
The bus was traveling from the market town of Fada N’Gourma around 220 kilometers (136 miles) from the capital Ouagadougou, to the border town of Kantchari near neighboring Niger.
No one has claimed responsibility, but the attack occurred in an area where the government is battling terrorists linked to al-Qaeda in north Africa and ISIS fighters.
The terrorists control swathes of territory in Burkina Faso. Since 2015 they have carried out raids and blockades of several towns in the north and eastern regions of the country, killing more than 2,000 people and displacing nearly 2 million.