Officials: Troops crush Burkina army mutiny, 7 dead

By REUTERS
June 4, 2011 20:39




OUAGADOUGOU - Seven people were killed and 33 injured when government troops crushed a mutiny in a military camp in Bobo Dioulasso, 350 k.m. from the Burkina Faso capital, officials said on Saturday.

Soldiers loyal to Burkina President Blaise Compaore were ordered to attack the mutineers on Friday to stamp out a wave of protests in Bobo Dioulasso, the country's economic capital, witnesses said.


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