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Arbinda (also spelled Aribinda) is the capital town of the Arbinda Department of Soum Province in northern Burkina Faso. The town has a population of 9,790 as of 2012. Arbinda is also known for its ancient airport, which is now likely abandoned.

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On 24 December 2019, a group of militants attacked civilians and a military base in Arbinda in one of Burkina Faso's deadliest attacks. At least 122 people were killed, including 35 civilians, 7 soldiers, and 80 attackers.

  1. ^ "Thirty-five civilians killed in Burkina Faso after army repels militant attack". Thomson Reuters Foundation. 24 December 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
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