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Gunmen attacked the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday and targeted the nation’s military headquarters.
Special forces are on the scene. The attack on the French embassy has left four gunmen dead. The nation’s army headquarters are close to a French language institute that was also reported to be under attack.
There were also fires burning at several locations in central Ouagadougou. The situation was unclear and the U.S. embassy said on its Twitter account that it is advising residents to seek shelter.
Seven killed, around 50 wounded in Burkina Faso attack