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Military seizes power in the West African country of Burkina Faso

The military in Burkina Faso says it has seized power in a coup as well as deposing the Burkinabe President, Kabore. The announcement was made on state television by an army officer; who said both the government and parliament had been dissolved.

President Roch Kaboré’s whereabouts are currently unclear, but the officer said that all those detained were in a secure location.

The coup comes a day after troops seized barracks, and gunshots were heard in the capital.

Burkina Faso military says it has seized power
President Roch Kaboré

Earlier, the ruling People’s Movement for Progress (PMP) party said that both Mr Kaboré and a government minister had survived an assassination attempt.

On Sunday, mutinying troops demanded the sacking of military chiefs and more resources to fight Islamist militants.

President Roch Kaboré’s whereabouts are unclear, but the officer said that all those detained were in a secure location.

The coup comes a day after troops seized barracks, and gunshots were heard in the capital.

On December 10th, Christian Kabore dissolved the Burkinabe government Amidst growing insecurity, you can read more on the story here

This is a developing story, we will bring you updates on the situation in Burkina Faso.

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