3 attackers killed, 4 neutralised in ‘terrorist’ attacks on Burkina Faso capital

Four shooters have been neutralized at the French embassy, and three more attackers killed at the nearby army headquarters, in a suspected group terrorist attack in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

A number of locations were targeted in the capital of the West African nation on Friday by suspected Islamic extremists, including the prime minister’s office. The attack on the embassy is now under control, Reuters reports, citing an aide to the French foreign minister.

Masked gunmen with backpacks attacked guards at the entrance to an army headquarters, which followed an explosion, according to a Reuters eyewitness. The extent of injuries is not yet known, however, Souro Sanou, an official at the hospital in the capital, told AP that several people have been wounded.



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