Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attacks killed 28

MNA International Desk: Twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country’s military headquarters Friday left dozens dead or wounded, security sources said.

The apparently coordinated attacks underlined the struggle the fragile West African nation faces in containing a bloody and growing jihadist insurgency.

The government said the attack on the military was a suicide car bombing, adding that a regional anti-terrorism meeting may have been the target.

Eight members of the armed forces were killed by the blast and the parallel attacks on the French embassy, while 80 were wounded, said Security Minister Clement Sawadogo. The minister said eight attackers had been shot dead.

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