Attack on French troops in Burkina wounds 3 civilians ahead of Macron visit: security source

Three residents were wounded, one seriously, in the attack which took place at 0800 GMT, the source added.
Three residents were wounded, one seriously, in the attack which took place at 0800 GMT, the source added.
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Three civilians were wounded in Burkina Faso on Monday after a grenade was thrown at French troops, shortly before President Emmanuel Macron touched down in the country, a security source said.

"Two hooded individuals on a motorcycle threw a grenade towards a French army vehicle" as it made its way to a barracks in the capital Ougadougou housing French special forces, a security source said on condition of anonymity.

Three residents were wounded, one seriously, in the attack which took place at 0800 GMT, the source added.

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