Gunfire and an explosion have been heard near the army headquarters and the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.
The US embassy in Ouagadougou has advised people to seek shelter:
@Usembassyouaga has received reports of gunfire in downtown Ouagadougou. Avoid the area of downtown Ouagadougou. Seek secure shelter. Monitor local media for updates. Check back here for more updates from the embassy #Lwili
— USEmbassyOuaga (@Usembassyouaga) March 2, 2018
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