17 killed in Burkina Faso cafe attack

(CNN) 17 people were killed and eight other people wounded after a number of assailants assaulted a restaurant in Burkina Faso around 9 p. m. nearby time Sunday (5 p. meters. ET), according to state-run media RTB.

Attackers barricaded themselves in the Turki restaurant on Avenue Kwame Nkrumah in the center of the city, RTB reports, citing authorities.
Burkina Faso government spokesman Remis Dandjinou said the victims had been from a number of countries. Efforts are usually underway to identify the bodies therefore the authorities can inform their families.

A security perimeter continues to be established by the Defense and Protection forces and all roads leading up to the particular Ouagadougou International Airport are closed.

The Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation to the incident.
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