Update – 28 dead in terrorist attack in Burkina Faso capital
An explosion followed by gunfire has been heard at the army headquarters in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, reports Reuters. The army HQ is located close to the French embassy.
Masked gunmen with backpacks attacked guards at the entrance to the army HQ following the initial explosion, according to an eyewitness. It’s not yet clear what caused the blast, who is behind the attack, or if there have been any injuries.