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16 killed in attack on French embassy, Army HQ in Burkina Faso

By INS Correspondent , in World , at March 3, 2018

Burkina Faso: Sixteen people, including eight gunmen, were killed in twin attacks on the French embassy and army headquarters in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, Aljazeera reported.

Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa.

Officials, according to Aljazeera, said that more than 80 people, including civilians were wounded.

The Friday’s attacks occurred in an area near the prime minister’s office and the United Nations roundabout, while another attack occurred at the French embassy, report said.

“The embassy came under attack around 10:15 GMT. A military police officer and four attackers were killed, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a televised address,”  report reads.

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