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Heavy Gunfire Heard at Military Camp in Burkina Faso Capital

Voice of America
23 Jan 2022, 17:35 GMT+10

OUGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - Heavy gunfire could be heard from the main military camp in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou early 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 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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