Burkina Faso confirms 2 civilians died in coup

Burkina Faso’s transitional president, Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba, has called for an investigation to assess the damage during the 24 January military coup.


Two civilians were killed and a dozen others were injured by stray bullets during the military takeover, according to a statement released by the presidency.

Mr Damiba ordered that the families of the victims be taken care of, reassuring them that all measures would be taken to support them.

A girl who was among those injured is still waiting for a bullet to be removed from her lung, Radio Omega reported.

Mr Damiba, who was sworn in on 16 February as interim president, has vowed to do everything possible to guarantee justice for all the people of Burkina Faso.


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