Muslims kill at least 18 in Burkina Faso terror attack as popular tourist restaurant targeted

Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late on Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours of Monday. Gunfire could be heard almost seven hours after the attack began.

Communication Minister Remi Dandjinou told journalists that at least 18 people were dead and eight others wounded, according to a provisional toll. He said two of the attackers were also killed.