U.S. embassy urges U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso's capital to seek shelter amid reports of explosions and gunfire

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24 May 2018
Burkina Faso: update - Security minister confirmed total death of 8 soldiers and 80 wounded (civilians and military: unclear), and also confirmed the use of VBIED by assailants at the Army's HQ. Said all 8 assailants were killed and didn't mention the arrest of 2 others. Sahel
Ouagadougou attack targeted Burkina and France, says Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
At least 28 killed in the islamist attack on Burkina Faso HQ army in the capital of Ouagadougou
Ethiopia's parliament ratifies emergency rule imposed after PM's resignation
Two attackers killed in attack on Burkina Faso military HQ: minister
Attack in Ouagadougou: Rémi Fulgrance Djandinou, spokesman of the Burkinabé government declares on @France24 that the attack is "still in progress" at the headquarters of the Armies. And is "finished" at the French Embassy
@SomaliPM states that Somali govt was neither consulted nor involved in the Berbera port agreement (between DP World, Somaliland, and Ethiopia). Khaire says govt is opposed to the deal and he opens the door for the possibility of taking legal action.
Situation 'under control' after attacks on French missions in Burkina Faso capital: French govt sources
Four attackers killed in raid on French embassy, military HQ in Burkina Faso capital: govt
Burkina Faso: 4 assailants killed near French embassy and 3 others at Army HQ, according to local media
2 month ago
United Nations confirms 3 aid workers killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in town of Rann near Nigeria's border with Cameroon, and says a female nurse is missing and feared abducted
The 5 armed men who police say are Islamist terrorist attempted to storm the French Embassy but failed, then decided to storm the military HQs in Ouagadougou. French military helicopters with Special forces are on the ground of the embassy
Burkina Faso police director general says capital is being attacked by suspected Islamic extremists
Gunshots and explosions reported in the area around the army HQ and the French embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Eyewtinesses report 5 armed men being involved Local reports the attack in carried out by soldiers and not militants.
Somali troops and Amisom forces have retaken Bal'ad town following the withdrawal of Al Shabab militants
Burkina Faso police: attack in the heart of the capital near the Prime Minister and the United Nations Office
'Attack under way' at French embassy and French institute in Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou - French Embassy
Burkina Faso: Heavy gunfire still ongoing, French army deployed to the embassy
Burkina Faso: Gendarmes stationed at France's Embassy as protection were initially targeted, several vehicles in flames
Sustained gunfire and smoke have been reported in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso
Masked gunmen with backpacks have attacked guards at an entrance to Burkina Faso's army headquarters following an initial explosion, Reuters reports quoting a witness
Burkina Faso: Panic and people rushing in the area of France's Embassy in Ouagadougou
U.S. embassy urges U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso's capital to seek shelter amid reports of explosions and gunfire
BurkinaFaso: Ongoing terrorist attack in Ouagadougou confirmed by multiple sources, some speak of more than one target including EMGA HQ and France's Embassy
Chataigner @Jmchataigner #France special envoy for #Sahel says a "terrorist attack" is ongoing at #Ougadougou
2 month ago
Somali official says KDF troops have destroyed @HormuudLtd Tower in Dhamase village, Gedo region last night
Images from Ouagadougou
Shooting near the embassy of France in the capital of Burkina Faso
Burkina: gunshots heard this Friday morning around 10am in downtown Ouagadougou between the Embassy of France and the Prime Ministry.
Major attack at the same time as an explosion to the Burkinian PM office
At least two govt soldiers were killed six others injured after suicide VBIED hit a Somali military camp in Afgoye. Soldiers at the gate told commanders that the vehicle was loaded with goats to conceal its intention
2 month ago
Al Shabab suicide attack hits a Somali military base outside Mogadishu on Friday, no immediate comments on the casualties. Al Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the attack
Gunfire could be heard parts of the Somaliland Balcad town according to residents
A resident living in Bal'ad town has told that Al Shabab militants can be seen everywhere in the city including the residential house of governor Kasim Furdug.
The Somali govt has rejected yesterday's agreement signed between UAE's DP World, Somaliland and Ethiopia, and declared it "null and void". Govt says agreement is contrary to the unity of Somalia and is in violation of the Somali constitution: statement
Saudi Crown Prince to visit Egypt: official, airport sources
Al Shabab militants recaptures a key town Bal'ad in Middle Shabelle province following fierce fighting
Alshabaab attack on Somali military camp in Afgoye, the attack started a suicide explosion
Suicide car bomber targets Somali military camp in Afgoye, casualties feared. Early reports indicate that a suicide bomber driving a Toyota Noah car hit the camp used by Somali troops trained by the United Arab Emirates
2 month ago
Four aid workers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: UN
Al-Shabab fighters "entered" Bal'ad town following a surprise mid-morning attack on the strategic town which sits just 30km north of Mogadishu: Reports
Reuters: A car bomb attack on a military base in Somalia
The federal govt of Somalia says reported tripartite agreement over Berbera port is "null and void". In a statement, the Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport says Somali govt was not part to the agreement and has not assigned any representative to act on its behalf
Al Shabaab kill five police in northeast Kenya, official says
Mines, small-scale IEDs and related equipment discovered by ANP in search operations in Bouira Province. Such discoveries are fairly common, but official pictures showing the findings are rare.
2 month ago
Boko Haram militants show execution of "drug dealers" in their midst in Nigeria to the delight of a local crowd.
Somali govt denied that AlShabaab killed 20 soldiers in the blast at Mogadishu's Siinka dheer check point, And it confrim the death of two people among them one soldier.
At least eight explosions believed to be caused by mortar shelling just heard around Mogadishu Stadium in Wardhigley district
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