Accra, September 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. US Mass Shooting: Five Dead, Six Injured After Gunman Opens Fire at California's Cook's Corner Bar.
"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. US Mass Shooting: Gunman Opens Fire at Dogwood Lakes Area in Hampton, Four Killed.
Ghana Mass Shooting
Nine individuals lost their lives as unknown gunmen attacked two buses traveling from Cinkaasi in neighboring Togo to Bawku.
The assailants blocked the buses at the Gbewaa College of Education police barrier in Pusiga, located in the Upper East Region and opened fire.
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Security services responded swiftly and have launched a search for the attackers while beefing up security. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
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