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Attack on French troops in Burkina wounds 3 civilians a...

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Attack on French troops in Burkina wounds 3 civilians ahead of Macron visit: security source

By AFP
28 Nov 2017 0

Three civilians were wounded in Burkina Faso on Monday after a grenade was thrown at French troops, shortly before President Emmanuel Macron touched down in the country, a security source said.

“Two hooded individuals on a motorcycle threw a grenade towards a French army vehicle” as it made its way to a barracks in the capital Ougadougou housing French special forces, a security source said on condition of anonymity.

Three residents were wounded, one seriously, in the attack which took place at 0800 GMT, the source added. DM

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