Islamist extremists are suspected of opening fire on diners at a Turkish eaterie popular with foreigners in the capital Ouagadougu

Suspected Islamist extremists have killed at least 17 people after opening fire on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougu.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence on Sunday, which continued into the early hours of Monday with another heavy exchange of gunfire overheard by witnesses.

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