Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Velayati: Syria Will Be Another Vietnam for US US Bombs Syria, Kills 8 Civilians, Injures Others Trump in 2nd UK Visit Immediately after Brexit World Cup 2018: Croatia Stuns Argentina 3 - 0 Iran May Exit Nuclear Deal in Coming Weeks S Sudan Opposition Rejects ’Imposition’ of Peace Deal US Family Separation Crisis: Republicans Postpone Immigration Vote until next Week Kushner in ’Israel’, Jordanian King to Meet Trump Melania’s Jacket Sparks Fresh Outrage amid Immigration Row Netanyahu’s Wife Charged with Fraud #Lebanese Army Force Dismantles #Bolton to #Moscow to Discuss Possible #Trump, #Putin Meeting #Bahrain: Ruling of Sheikh #Salman's innocence means that he will end his sentence on December 28 #Bahraini court admits the innocence of Sheikh Ali #Salman, Sheikh Hassan #Sultan and Ali Al-#Aswad from the charge of communicating with the #Qatar Imam #Khamenei: #Iran is facing the oppression of some countries for demanding #justice and calling for #Islam Imam #Khamenei: Some tyrant countries are killing #Yemeni civilians and trying to steal their lifeline seaport #Yemen: #Hudaydah airport, entire coastal area still under control of the #Yemeni Army and Popular Committees #IRGC: #Saudi aggression to be defeated in Al-#Hudaydah and victory is for #Yemen In a surprise visit, #NorthKorean leader #Kim Jong-un arrives in #Beijing #Occupied #Palestine: Dozens of #Israeli settlers storm #Aqsa Mosque, #occupation forces detain Chief of Guards
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Africa » More from Africa

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Explosion Hits Army HQ in Burkina Faso, Not Far From French Embassy
Local Editor

An explosion jolted Burkina Faso's army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou and black smoke can be seen billowing above, Reuters reported.

Burkina Faso

A "terrorist attack" 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.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast but witnesses said they heard gunfire before the explosion and that the building was on fire.

An armed attack is underway in downtown Ouagadougou near the prime minister's office and UN roundabout, the Burkina Faso Police said.

They added that security units have been deployed to the scene and have urged people to stay away from the area.

According to witnesses, five armed men got out of a car and opened fire on passersby before heading towards French embassy. Others said there was an explosion near the Burkinabe military headquarters.

Meanwhile, the French Embassy in Burkina Faso announced that it is under attack and is asking people to stay in their homes.

Information on the cause of the explosion and possible victims has not been provided.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

02-03-2018 | 14:00


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top