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Security personnel take cover as smoke billows from The Institute Francais in Ouagadougou on March 2, 2018, as the capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks targeting the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's military HQ.
The situation is "under control" at France's embassy and cultural institute in Ouagadougou, the foreign ministry in Paris said, after attacks on French interests in Burkina Faso's capital Friday.
"The situation is under control at French diplomatic premises," the source said after the attack which also targeted the country's military headquarters.
Burkina Faso's government said four attackers were killed in the assault on the embassy.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told LCI television that there were "no French casualties, as far as we're aware" and that the attackers had been "neutralised", a military euphemism for killed.