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18 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

AP , Monday 14 Aug 2017
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Burkina Faso police establish a barrier on August 14, 2017 (Photo: AFP)
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Turkey says a Turkish national was killed and another was wounded in the attack by suspected Islamic extremists at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry released a statement Monday condemning "in the strongest way" the attack on the upscale Aziz Istanbul restaurant which killed at least 18 people.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours Monday.

The ministry statement said Turkey would maintain its support and solidarity with Burkina Faso, which it said had become the target of international terror over the past years.

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