Operation against Burkina attackers is over: minister

Burkina Faso police establish a barrier in Ouagadougou, following a deadly attack by gunmen on a restaurant. (AFP)
Burkina Faso police establish a barrier in Ouagadougou, following a deadly attack by gunmen on a restaurant. (AFP)

Ouagadougou - Security forces in the Burkina Faso capital early on Monday concluded an operation against suspected jihadist gunmen who launched a deadly attack on a restaurant, the communications minister announced.

"The operation has ended" but searches of the Ouagadougou neighbourhood around the restaurant are continuing, the minister, Remis Dandjinou, told a press briefing carried on social media.

He confirmed a total of "18 dead" since the attack began Sunday night, with "two terrorists" killed.

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