Togo’s military on Sunday confirmed seven people were killed in a blast but gave no details on their ages or what caused the explosion. Some reports coming out of Togo said there were two blasts.
Michel Douti is an independent security expert working with Togo’s Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Prevention and Fight Against Violent Extremism (CIPLEV): "The explosions are confirmed, he said. But the nature of the explosions is not yet confirmed."
Tone prefecture is in Togo’s Savanes Region, on the border with Burkina Faso, where fighting with Islamist militants spilled over the border in May. Al-Qaida affiliated militants killed eight Togolese soldiers and wounded 13 in Togo’s first casualties in the conflict. Togo’s government in June declared a state of emergency in the northern region.