Six attackers killed in Burkina assault

2018-03-02 18:03

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Ouagadougou - Six people were killed in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou on Friday when they attacked the French embassy and the country's military headquarters, the government said, adding that members of the security forces had also been wounded.

"Four attackers were neutralised in the attack on the French embassy," the government in a statement posted on its Information Service website.

A parallel attack targeting the headquarters of the Burkinabe armed forces left two dead, Information Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou told the state TV channel RTB.

"A certain number of gendarmes and soldiers" were wounded, but there were no known casualties among civilians, he said.

The attack "has strong overtones of terrorism," the minister said.

In Paris, a French diplomatic source said there had been no French casualties.

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