French ambassador says explosion in Burkina Faso is "terrorist attack"

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Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 11:29 GMT

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© AFP | Burkina Faso has seen a string of attacks claimed by jihadist groups in recent years

© AFP | Burkina Faso has seen a string of attacks claimed by jihadist groups in recent years

DAKAR - 2 March 2018: A "terrorist attack" has hit Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, France's ambassador to West Africa's Sahel region said after an explosion rocked the army headquarters there and witnesses reported seeing masked gunmen attack the building.

"Terrorist attack this morning in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso: solidarity with colleagues and Burkinabe friends," Jean-Marc Ch√Ętaigner wrote on Twitter, adding to avoid downtown Ouagadougou.

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