At least 2 injured in suspected jihadist attack on cafe in Burkina-Faso

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Published time: 14 Aug, 2017 00:09 Edited time: 14 Aug, 2017 00:33

At least two people, including a foreigner, were reportedly injured as suspected Islamist militants attacked a coffee shop near a hotel in central Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina-Faso, and started a gunbattle with the military.

The place, identified as Aziz Istanbul restaurant in the city center, was “attacked by suspected jihadists,” AFP reported, citing a restaurant server. Two people were evacuated with injuries, including a foreigner, the report said.

Fuzzy footage of nighttime streets with heavy gunfire being heard has surfaced on social media. Some pictures showed presumed survivors of the attack. A witness told Reuters that he saw customers running out of the restaurant, with security forces surrounding the area.

The city has seen a jihadist attack on a hotel in January 2016, when 30 died.

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