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Burkina Faso Suspected Terrorist Attack Kills 20, Leaving Several Injured

  • Reports say that suspected terrorist attack at a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, killed 20 people and injured several others. Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou during a media brief called it a terrorist attack. Authorities report that 2 assailants have been gunned down by the security forces. Reports say that the suspected terrorists open fired on customers seated outside a Turkish restaurant - Aziz Istanbul - in busy Kwame Nkrumah Avenue of Ouagadougou shortly after 21:00 GMT on Sunday. A counter assault by the security forces was launched at 22:15 GMT yesterday and the operation got over at around 05:00 GMT today.

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