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Ex-Burkina Faso Soldier May Have Been in Extremist Attacks

Brahima Ouedraogo Monday, March 5, 2018

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A former Burkina Faso soldier may have participated in Friday's simultaneous attacks by al-Qaida-linked extremists on the army headquarters and heavily-guarded French Embassy in the capital.

The government has launched an investigation into the attacks which killed eight soldiers and injured more than 80. French military experts are expected in Ouagadougou to help with the probe, according to a government statement. ...

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