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Al-Qaeda affiliate claims deadly Burkina Faso attacks

An al-Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for attacks in Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy.

An al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed claiming it was behind Saturday’s attack in Burkina Faso‘s capital Ouagadougou.

The French Embassy and the army headquarters were targetted – leaving 16 people, including eight gunmen, dead.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Ouagadougou.