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Kagame Mourns Victims Of Ouagadougou Terror Attack

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Kagame Mourns Victims Of Ouagadougou Terror Attack

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has extended his condolences to families of victims of terrorist attack in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

Kagame who is also the seating African Union Chairman, condemned the attack.

On Friday, Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives in Ouagadougou, killing 8 people and wounding more than 80 others.

All eight militants were slain by security forces.

Islamic militants already have struck twice since January 2016 in the West African country, prompting criticism of the military response each time.

Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso’s capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists. By midday the gunfire became intermittent and helicopters flew above the French Embassy in Ouagadougou.

One of the militants’ assaults destroyed a room in the army headquarters where senior officers were to have met but was relocated at the last minute, according to Security Minister Clement Sawadogo.

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