Amid gunfire, military in Burkina Faso announces coup

In this frame taken from RTB television, Lieutenant Colonel Mamadou Bamba, Presidential Security Regiment (RSP) spokesperson speaks on national television in Burkina Faso, Thursday Sept. 17, 2015. Burkina Faso's military took to the airwaves Thursday to declare it now controls the West African country, confirming that a coup has taken place just weeks before elections. (RTB via AP)OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — While gunfire rang out in the streets, Burkina Faso’s military took to the airwaves Thursday to declare it now controls the West African country in a coup mounted weeks before elections.

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