Heavy gunfire heard at military camp in Burkina Faso capital

Heavy gunfire could be heard from the main military camp in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou early on Sunday morning, a Reuters witness said. The gunfire at the Sangoule Lamizana camp, which houses the army's general staff, began at least as early as 5:00 a.m.


Reuters | Updated: 23-01-2022 12:20 IST | Created: 23-01-2022 12:15 IST
Heavy gunfire heard at military camp in Burkina Faso capital
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Heavy gunfire could be heard from the main military camp in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou early on Sunday morning, a Reuters witness said.

The gunfire at the Sangoule Lamizana camp, which houses the army's general staff, began at least as early as 5:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) and could still be heard as of 6:30. A government spokesperson said he also heard gunfire and was seeking information.

Burkinabe authorities arrested at least eight soldiers earlier this month on suspicion of conspiring against the government.

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