Published On: Mon, Aug 14th, 2017

BREAKING: Turkish restaurant 'underneath assault' as witnesses report gunfire


Safety forces have been deployed within the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, after an assault was reported.

Police spokesman Captain Man Ye stated that authorities consider a Turkish restaurant within the space got here underneath assault.

Troopers are on the scene with armoured automobiles as they launch an operation towards suspected jihadists within the metropolis. 

Minister of communication Remi Dandjinou confirmed that safety operations are underway at a Turkish restaurant, named Aziz Istanbul Patisserie, which is a part of the lodge Bravia.

The assailants had been reportedly armed with automated firearms.

Witnesses stated three armed males arrived in a 4×4 at round 10:30pm BST [9:30pm local time] and opened fireplace on clients sitting outdoors the cafe.

One one that was within the lodge on the time of the incident stated there are a number of victims following the assault.

Final 12 months, Islamic terrorists killed 30 individuals once they launched an in a single day assault on a lodge within the metropolis which had been well-liked with UN workers and foreigners.

Burkina Faso, a landlocked nation in West Africa, is among the poorest international locations on the planet. 

It shares a northern border with Mali, which has lengthy battled Islamic extremists.

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