August 14, 2017 / 2:14 AM / 2 years ago

Seventeen killed, eight wounded in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant: minister

An armoured vehicle opens fire in the direction of a restaurant following an attack by gunmen on the restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in this still frame taken from video August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Reuters TV

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed and eight wounded in a provisional toll from an attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, overnight, Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news conference on Monday.

Gunmen attacked the Aziz Istanbul restaurant late on Sunday and security forces were deployed to try to end the attack.

Reporting by Thiam Niaga; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Paul Tait

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