French embassy in Burkina Faso under attack

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Multiple sites in the capital of Burkina Faso have come under attack, including the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country’s military headquarters.

Witnesses said five armed men got out of a car and opened fire on passersby before heading towards the embassy in the centre of Ouagadougou on Friday.

An AFP reporter heard heavy exchanges of gunfire and saw a vehicle on fire, which witnesses said was the car used by the assailants, and police and army units were deployed in the area.

Other witnesses said there was an explosion near the headquarters of the Burkinabe armed forces and the French cultural centre, which are located about half a mile (1km) from the site of the first attack.

France’s embassy confirmed that French interests were under attack. “Attack under way at the French embassy and French Institute. Stay indoors,” it said in a message posted on Facebook.

Burkina Faso is one of a number of fragile countries on the southern rim of the Sahara that are battling jihadist groups. The insurgency has caused thousands of deaths and prompted tens of thousands to flee their homes, dealing crippling blows to economies already among the poorest in the world.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/02/burkina-faso-attacks-launched-multiple-french-sites-ouagadougou
 

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We can have most of the Barkhane forces there in hours, just give us a target.
 

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