Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Oct. 9

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OUAGADOUGOU -- At least 30 suspected terrorists were killed on Monday by Burkina Faso's armed forces in Gorgadji locality in the northern Sahelian region of the country, the national television RTB reported Tuesday.

Several soldiers were injured during the fight in the troubled northern region of the terrorist-attack-torn country, according to the RTB. (Burkina-Security-Terrorism)

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WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House committee on Tuesday subpoenaed Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, after the State Department blocked the diplomat's congressional testimony scheduled for the same day.

Sondland should have explained his knowledge about the Trump administration's controversial interactions with Ukraine at the hearing arranged by House Intelligence, Oversight and Reform and Foreign Affairs committees. The committees have been leading -- and are speeding up -- an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump. (US-Impeachment)

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MAPUTO -- The Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) confirmed Tuesday that four suspects indicted for murdering an election observer are agents of a Rapid Intervention Unit (UIR) subunit in Gaza province.

Anastacio Matavel, a senior civil society coordinator for the Oct. 15 general election observation, was shot dead by a group of armed men on Monday morning in Gaza's provincial capital of Xai-Xai. (Mozambique-Election Observer-Murder)

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said on Tuesday that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley were consulted regarding the redeployment of U.S. forces in Syria, countering reports suggesting that senior Pentagon officials were blindsided by the decision.

"Despite continued misreporting to the contrary, Secretary Esper and Chairman Milley were consulted over the last several days by the President regarding the situation and efforts to protect U.S. forces in northern Syria in the face of military action by Turkey," Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. (US-Turkey-Ties) Enditem

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