Burkina Faso President Kabore ‘detained’ by mutinous soldiers

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Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been detained by mutinying soldiers, according to news reports citing security officials.
The reports on Monday came a day after soldiers staged mutinies at several army barracks, prompting fears of a coup in the conflict-hit country. Later on Sunday, heavy gunfire was also heard near Kabore’s residence in the capital, Ouagadougou.
Several armoured vehicles of the presidential fleet, riddled with bullets, could be seen near the residence on Monday morning. One was spattered with blood.

Al Jazeera has reporters standing by in Burkina Faso and Senegal to cover the story: we are joined by Henry Wilkins on the phone from Ouagadougou and Nicolas Haque is in Dakar for the latest updates.
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Burkina Faso
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Burkina Faso army takeover, Burkina Faso mutiny, Burkina faso coup
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