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.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/02/africa/burkina-faso-ouagadougou-attack-intl/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43257453

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-burkina-security-blast/attackers-kill-7-in-coordinated-assault-on-burkina-faso-capital-idUKKCN1GE1BR