By: Steve Dellar | 03-02-2018 | News
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Breaking - Islamic Extremists Attack French Embassy In Burkina Faso - 7 Dead (Video)

Islamic Extremists are currently attacking the French Embassy in Ouagadougou, the capital of the African country Burkina Faso.

First reports speak of 7 dead so far but the number will certainly rise given that there were multiple attacks all over the city.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There appears to be an attack to a military HQ and some military camps in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ouagadougou</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BurkinaFaso</a> at the moment. Shots are also being heard in the city. Image shows smoke coming from HQ. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Africa</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; kambale (@kambale) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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French authorities, Burkina Faso is a former French colony, have advised people to stay out of the capital as gunfire can be heard and shooting is still ongoing.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Explosion and gunfire in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ouagadougou</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BurkinaFaso</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Paweł Szot (@szotpawel) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Soldiers are being flown in by helicopter to support the French embassy which is under attack while the local army is trying to hold off other attackers. According to local media, the capital is being attacked from three points at the same time.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reinforcements of the French and Burkinabe army arriving at <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ouagadougou</a>. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BurkinaFaso</a><br>By: <a href="">@jbdipama</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Strategic News (@StrategicNews1) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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There appeared to have been a large explosion in the Army headquarters at first, probably to create a diversion and to keep the soldiers focused on that point. Afterward armed militants stormed the capital from different directions.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Helicopters fly around the French embassy in the <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BurkinaFaso</a> capital <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ouagadougou</a> after it was attacked and four assailants were killed. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; AFP news agency (@AFP) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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President Macron of France is being updated every minute on the situation as a lot of French citizens reside in Burkina Faso.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">🔴 Attaque à <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ouagadougou</a> : Rémi Fulgrance Djandinou, le porte-parole du gouvernement burkinabé déclare sur <a href="">@France24</a> que l&#39;attaque est &quot;toujours en cours&quot; à l&#39;état-major des Armées. Elle est &quot;terminée&quot; à l&#39;ambassade de France <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BurkinaFaso</a> 🇧🇫 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; FRANCE 24 Français (@France24_fr) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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