OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A heavy shooting Sunday morning at a military base in Burkina Faso’s capital sparked fears of an attempted coup, after weeks of growing frustration with the government’s handling of the insurgency. Islamic suffering in the country.
The government published a statement admitting that shots had been fired in an area of military barracks, but denied that there was a military takeover of the country. The country’s defense minister said the president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, had not been detained.
The shooting came the day after protesters called for his resignation during a protest in the capital Ouagadougou.