Burkina Faso denies coup after heavy gunfire in barracks
DW, 23 Jan 2022
The government of Burkina Faso has called for calm after mutinying soldiers demanded more support for their fight against Islamist militants and the resignation of military leaders.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the capital Ouagadougou to show their support for the mutineers. Some burned and looted the headquarters of President Roch Kabore's political party. Heavy gunfire rang out from several military barracks. The unrest comes amid growing frustration with the government's handling of the Islamist insurgency.
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