Heavy Gunfire Reported At Burkina Faso Military Base

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Heavy gunfire rang out at a military base in Burkina Faso’s capital early Sunday, prompting fears that a coup attempt was underway after weeks of growing frustration with the government’s handling of the Islamic insurgency wracking the West African country. The mutinous solders seized control of the Lamizana Sangoule military barracks in Ouagadougou, the capital.

  • Burkina Faso coup talk denied after heavy firing heard
    BURKINA FASO’S government dismissed rumours of a military coup yesterday after heavy gunfire ... of the capital and at a base close to the international airport. More gunfire was reported at barracks ...
    01/24/2022 - 12:45 am | View Link
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