Gunmen attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso capital

'Heavy fire' in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Gunmen attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso capital

Seventeen people were killed and nine others wounded after a number of assailants attacked a cafe in Burkina Faso around 9 p.m. local time Sunday (5 p.m. ET), according to state-run media RTB.

Gunmen attacked the Aziz Istanbul restaurant late on Sunday and security forces were deployed to try to end the attack.

Phil Neville: Manchester United's title bid strengthened by signing of Nemanja Matic
So what you sometimes see is that when the manager is in a strong position, they are sometimes brutal with the club. The silver lining for Conte this transfer window appears to be beating Manchester United to the signing of Morata.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued early Monday and brought back painful memories of a January 2016 attack at a cafe that left 30 people dead. It's not known how many attackers are involved. "Security and elite forces are conducting an operation", he said on television.

"We evacuated 11 people but one of them, a Turk, died on arriving at hospital", the paramedic said, declining to be named.

Captain Cahill and Conte bemoan loss of 'top player' Matic to United
After an impressive pre-season, United will now look to prepare for their Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday. Chelsea winger Willian has confirmed that former boss Jose Mourinho approached him for a move to Manchester United .

The mayor of Ouagadougou and government ministers were on the scene, he added.

In December 2016 a dozen soldiers were killed in an assault on their base in the north of the country.

Chelsea v Burnley red cards: Fabregas and Cahill decisions correct - Alan Shearer
The home dressing room was likely not a place you would have wanted to be just before 4pm this afternoon. Even before the early red card, this was a below par Chelsea XI.

An armoured vehicle opens fire in the direction of a restaurant following an attack by gunmen on the restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in this still frame taken from video August 13, 2017.

Latest News