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Burkina Faso: attacks launched on multiple sites in Ouagadougou

French embassy, French cultural centre and Burkinabe military HQ all targeted, say reports

A number of sites in the capital of Burkina Faso have come under attack by suspected Islamist militants, including the country’s military headquarters in what appeared to be a coordinated assault.

Burkino Faso’s police reported gunfire from several locations in the capital Ouagadougou, including close to the prime minister’s office and United Nations roundabout, adding that it believed jihadi groups were behind the assault.

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Source: gad