FRENCH EMBASSY ATTACKED IN BURKINA FASO’S CAPITAL
Written by on March 2, 2018
Four attackers at the French Embassy in Burkina Faso have been “neutralized,” the government of Burkina Faso said Friday.
Both the French Embassy and the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the headquarters of Burkina Faso’s armed forces, have come under attack, a government statement said, and there are security forces on the scene.
It urged people to keep calm and avoid areas where there might be gunfire.
The French Embassy earlier said on Facebook that attacks were underway at the embassy and the French Institute, a cultural organization located about a mile away from the embassy.