Burkina Faso’s military moved Friday to quash a mutiny by soldiers seeking better pay in Bobo Dioulasso, the country’s second-largest city and its economic capital.
REUTERS - Gunfire rang out on Friday when loyal troops attacked a mutinous military camp in an effort to stamp out protests in Burkina Faso's economic capital, witnesses said.
Seven dead, mutiny suppressed
Six soldiers and a young girl were killed when the Burkina Faso military put down a mutiny in the economic capital Bobo Dioulasso, the government announced Saturday.
Six soldiers were killed within the camp during operations Friday and a young girl was killed in the crossfire, security minister Jerome Bougouma told reporters.
Date created : 2011-06-04