Eight extremists, seven soldiers dead in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s communications minister says eight Islamic extremists, and seven Burkina Faso soldiers have been killed in the attacks on the French Embassy and army headquarters in Ouagadougou, the capital.

Communications minister Remy Danjuinou said five of the extremists were killed near the embassy and three others near the army head of state offices. He said that the death toll for the soldiers is likely to climb, as many others were seriously wounded.