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She told Reuters: “I just ran but my brother was left inside.” Local media are reporting that “at least a dozen wounded and dead” following the attack. Soldiers are on the scene with armoured vehicles as they launch an operation against suspected jihadists in the city.
Burkina Faso terror attack: 17 dead as Turkish restaurant stormed by suspected jihadist
AT LEAST 17 people are dead, including a Turkish citizen, and eight have been wounded in a suspected jihadist cafe attack, a local hospital announced.
A Turkish restaurant is under attack in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, as witnesses report heavy gunfire, a police spokesman has said.
Security forces killed three attackers, but some people are still trapped in the building, Communication Minister Remis Dandjinou says.
He added: “This is a terrorist attack.”
A government statement said: “The attack claimed 17 victims, their nationalities are yet to be confirmed, and eight injured.”
Police spokesman Captain Guy Ye said that authorities believe a Turkish restaurant in the area came under attack.
A woman said she was in the restaurant celebrating her brother’s birthday when the shooting started.