Terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Security personnel take cover as smoke billows Friday from the French Institute in Ouagadougou.

  • Terrorist attack Al Qaeda suspected due to known activity in the area.
  • French Embassy and National Army Headquarters in Ouagadougou targeted.
  • Attacks may have been in reprisal to the governments participation in recent Anti Islamist militant operations.
  • French Embassy may have been targeted due to Macron’s recent Africa Strategy which included fighting militants.
  • Explosive device used in attack on General Staff of Armed Forces.
  • Four attackers killed at the Embassy and two at Army Headquarters.
  • Seven Members of the security forces were killed, with another six wounded.
  • Two civilians were also wounded.