The attack was targeted at the police squadron based in Arbinda in the Soum Province, it said.
The statement added that a prompt response from the police led to the death of 18 terrorists and a police officer.
Seven of the officers were injured with two seriously injured receiving treatment in the capital, Ouagadougou .
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