Several deaths reported in Burkina Faso attack

first_imgWe are following reports of gunshots in downtown Ouagadougou, we urge U.S. Citizens to shelter in place and avoid the area #Lwili pic.twitter.com/1i8TaswmM5— USEmbassyOuaga (@Usembassyouaga) August 13, 2017Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico iStock/Thinkstock(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) — At least 17 people were killed in a “terrorist attack” on Sunday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, according to the country’s government.Three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside Hotel Bravia and the Aziz Istanbul Restaurant, witnesses were quoted as saying, the BBC reports.The U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso warned citizens to avoid the area.“We are following reports of gunshots in downtown Ouagadougou, we urge U.S. Citizens to shelter in place and avoid the area,” the embassy said in a statement on Twitter. Relatedlast_img