Over 17 killed, 8 injured in assault on restaurant in Burkina Faso

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Ouagadougou: At least 17 people killed and 8 other injured in assault late on Sunday night as suspected Islamic extremist’s commenced firing at a Turkish restaurant, capital of Burkina Faso. Witness stated that the violence continued into the early hours Monday and there was no instant assert of accountability for the aggression.

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Communication minister Remi Dandjinou conveyed that over 17 people killed and eight others injured. The fatalities came from numerous diverse nationalities. Security forces reached the spot with armored vehicles following information of gunfire close to Aziz Istanbul, an upscale restaurant in Ouagadougou.

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Burkina Faso, a landlocked state in West Africa, is one of the poorest nations in the world. It shares a northern border with Mali, which has long battled Islamic activists. As per al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb there were three assailants in the 2016 butchery were of foreign origin, which asserted accountability in the aftermath down with the jihadist group known as Al Mourabitoun.

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Sources further added that, but the terror menace in Burkina Faso is ever more homegrown. The northern border region is currently the home of a local preacher, Ibrahim Malam Dicko, who radicalized and has asserted now fatal assaults next to troops and civilians. His relationship, Ansarul Islam is currently measured a militant group by Burkina Faso’s administration.

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