News ID: 211051
Published: 0340 GMT March 04, 2018

Burkina Faso investigates simultaneous attacks

Burkina Faso investigates simultaneous attacks

Burkina Faso began investigations into the simultaneous attacks on the French Embassy and army headquarters in the capital by an Al-Qaeda-linked group on Friday. Four French military experts are expected later Sunday in Ouagadougou.

An Al-Qaeda-linked group based in neighboring Mali claimed responsibility Saturday for the dual attacks, AP wrote.

Ouagadougou remained on edge Sunday. Warning shots were fired near the army joint staff headquarters to keep residents away from barricades set up by security forces to cordon off areas where the attacks took place.

Burkina Faso's Army has released the names of the eight members of the security force who were killed in the attacks. Special prayers were held Sunday, and the government said state funerals will be held at a later time.

 

   
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