Heavy gunfire heard at military camp in Burkina Faso capital

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By Thiam Ndiaga OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Heavy gunfire rang out from the main military camp in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou early on Sunday morning, a Reuters reporter said. The gunfire at the Sangoule Lamizana camp, which houses the army’s general staff and a prison whose inmates include soldiers involved in a failed 2015 coup attempt, began at least as early as 5:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) and could still be heard as of 7:30. A Reuters reporter saw soldiers firing into the air in the camp. A government spokesperson said he also heard gunfire and was seeking information. Governments in West and …

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