Saturday, June 4, 2011

In Burkina Faso, the presidential security intervenes against the mutineers

Elements of the security of Burkinabe President, Blaise Compaore, intervened, Friday, June 3 in the morning, Bobo Dioulasso (Southwest), the economic capital, delivered Tuesday night to fire into the air and looting of military angry . While clashes have killed at least ten wounded, the staff warned the rebels, saying that any new wave of violence will be quelled by force.

This is the first time since the beginning of the discontent of military, in March, that employs the power to crush the hard way one of these violent protests, usually motivated by financial claims. Shortly before noon (Paris time), witnesses reported that men of the regiment Presidential Security (RSP), who joined the city in the evening, had gone into action.

They "have virtually encircled the camp, and came to seek members who are," said one resident. "I have seen elements of that RSP fire into the air by going to the camp. It was really scary," said another. At the same time, the "heavy weapons" to the governorate and rang the hospital near the camp Ouezzin Coulibaly, where the rebels are based, according to a witness.

The night had been marked by intense firing in the air throughout the city and new massive looting, residents have said.

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