Burkina Faso attack

A spokesman for the government of Burkina Faso confirmed that the situation in the vicinity of the French embassy under control, adding that the security services managed to liquidate 4 gunmen near the French diplomatic mission, while two other gunmen were killed in clashes near the headquarters of the armed forces.
The attackers detonated a bomb near the headquarters of the armed forces, which led to a partial collapse of the building.
The authorities of Burkina Faso announced the killing of 4 gunmen in response to an attack on the French embassy and the headquarters of the armed forces in Ouagadougou.
The French diplomatic mission in Burkina Faso reported earlier in the day that its headquarters and the French Institute in the capital Ouagadougou were subjected to armed attack.
“An ongoing attack on the French Embassy and the French Institute, stay in your places,” the embassy wrote on its Facebook page.
Witnesses said that five gunmen got out of their car and shot at pedestrians before heading to the embassy.
Other witnesses reported an explosion near the headquarters of the Armed Forces Staff and the French Institute in the center of the capital.
Police in Burkina Faso said an armed attack was taking place in the center of the capital near the prime minister’s office and in the vicinity of the UN office.
Earlier in the day, Reuters reported an explosion and shooting near the headquarters of the armed forces of Burkina Faso, which led to the fire inside the headquarters.

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