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Burkina Faso: Soldiers with guns on the streets and heavy fire in the capital


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Images of a coup on the main avenue leading to the presidential seat, government buildings and public television, which has stopped broadcasting.

Heavy gunfire is heard in the main camp of its capital Burkina Fasofound journalists of the Reuters news agency.

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Several military with arms in the hands were seen on the main avenue that leads to the seat of the presidency, government buildings and the public television, whose broadcast has stopped, according to them.

A spokesman for the military regime that took power in January was not immediately available for comment.

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Militants led by Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Santogo Dhabiba overthrew the government of President-elect Roque Marc Christian Cabore earlier this yearpromising that the fight against jihadists will be their top priority.

The African country is faced, like neighboring states, with the action of armed organizations that swear allegiance to either Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State.

Since 2015, Burkina Faso has counted thousands of dead, while almost two million citizens have been uprooted from their land.

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