Suspected jihadists killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital overnight.
Security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building.
“This is a terrorist attack,” Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news conference on Monday.
He said the toll was provisional because the security operation was still underway.
A witness saw customers running out of the Aziz Istanbul restaurant in central Ouagadougou as police and paramilitary gendarmerie surrounded it amid gunfire.