Burkina Faso: Gov't denies rumours of 'imminent terrorist attack' in Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Government of Burkina Faso on Tuesday denied reports of an "imminent terrorist attack" in the capital, Ouagadougou.

In a statement issued by the Government Information Service, the Security Ministry stressed that "rumours that are currently circulating in social media" were intended to create panic among the population in an attempt to destabilise the country.

The Security Ministry called on the people to continue with their businesses as usual.

Ouagadougou has been the target of two terrorist attacks since 2016. In January 2016 an attack left 30 people dead while in August 2017 another that claimed 19 lives.

The first attack was claimed by Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb but no group has claimed responsibility for the second one.
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10 october 2017 11:08:47

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