At Least 18 Dead After Gunmen Seize A Cafe For Hours In Burkina Faso

Gunmen stormed an upscale cafeteria overnight in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, strafing a building with bullets and barricading themselves inside for hours. By a time confidence army reclaimed a grill around emergence Monday, during slightest 18 people had been killed and 8 others wounded, according to internal authorities.

The West African nation’s communications minister, Remis Dandjinou, told reporters Monday that by daybreak, dual of a enemy had been killed and several unfamiliar nationals were among a dead. In apart statements, officials in Paris and Ankara reliable a victims embody a French citizen and Turkish citizen, while another Turk was harmed in a violence.

While Burkinabe officials blamed Islamist militants for a conflict on a Turkish cafe, no one organisation immediately claimed responsibility.

“I salute a aplomb of a confidence and invulnerability army whose rendezvous authorised us to vacate a terrorists,” Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kabore pronounced in a statement, as translated by CNN.

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