BREAKING: Gunfire, explosion near French embassy in Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou

Heavy gunfire and explosion were heard on Friday near the French embassy in Ouagadougou, the capital of the Sahel state of Burkina Faso.

Witnesses said five armed men got out of a car and opened fire on passersby before heading towards the embassy.

Others said there was an explosion near the Burkinabe military headquarters and the French cultural centre, also in the city centre.

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