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Burkina Faso Investigates Extremist Attacks, French to Help

Sunday, 04 March 2018 08:38 AM

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso has begun investigations into the simultaneous attacks on the French Embassy and army headquarters in the capital by an al-Qaida-linked group on Friday. Four french military experts are expected later Sunday in Ouagadougou.

An al-Qaida-linked group based in neighboring Mali claimed responsibility Saturday for the dual attacks.

Ouagadougou remained on edge Sunday. Warning shots were fired near the army joint staff headquarters to keep residents away from barricades set up by security forces to cordon off areas where the attacks took place.

Burkina Faso's army has released the names of the eight members of the security force who were killed in the attacks. Special prayers were held Sunday, and the government said state funerals will be held at a later time.

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