March 2, 2018 / 3:05 PM / a year ago

Seven killed, around 50 wounded in Burkina Faso attack - government spokesman

Men escape from Burkina Faso's army headquarters during an attack in the capital Ougadougou, Burkina Faso March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Anne Mimault

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Unidentified assailants killed five people and wounded around 50 others during an attack on Burkina Faso’s military headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou on Friday, said government spokesman Remi Dandjinou.

Speaking on state television, he said that two paramilitary gendarmes were also killed defending the French embassy, which also came under attack.

Reporting by Nadoun Coulibaly; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Edward McAllister

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