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9 killed as unknown gunmen open fire on buses in Ghana
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9 killed as unknown gunmen open fire on buses in Ghana
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Accra, Sep 22 : At least nine people were shot dead and some others wounded by a group of unknown gunmen on buses in Ghana's Upper East Region.

The victims were travelling from Bawku, a restive urban community in the Upper East Region, to a market center in neighboring Burkina Faso, said Zubeiru Abdulai, district chief executive of Pusiga, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The traders were in a convoy with police escort due to armed attacks in and around Bawku when unknown gunmen suddenly opened fire on the buses at close range around Pusiga, leaving nine persons dead and others wounded," said Abdulai.

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