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Four attackers killed in assault in Burkina Faso's capital: Govt

Targets include the army headquarters and the French embassy

Reuters  |  Ouagadougou 

Armed assailants attacked several targets in Burkina Faso's capital on Friday, including the army headquarters and the French embassy, in a coordinated assault that France's ambassador to the West African region called a terrorist attack. It was the third major attack in Ouagadougou in just over two years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but previous attacks were conducted by allies of al Qaeda in reprisal for Burkina Faso's participation in a regional fight against Islamist militants. A Burkina Faso government statement said four gunmen were ...

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First Published: Fri, March 02 2018. 19:36 IST