Eleven former members of the Burkinabe Presidential Guard were arrested after they raided an arms depot.

Burkinabe Soldiers During The Coup

The 11 suspects arrested were allegedly involvement in a coup attempt last year.

Burkinabe military officials stated that the police were still looking for 15 other soldiers involved in the raid. The men did not steal any ammunition, however they were able to carry away several kalashnikov rifles and antitank rocket grenade launchers.

Members of the Presidential Guard, under the command of General Gilbert Diendere, mounted a putsch on September 17, 2015. However, the coup attempt was thwarted by street protesters and the army.

 

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