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Soldiers have detained Burkina Faso?s transitional president, prime minister and an unknown number of cabinet members, raising fears of a coup.

Members of the military showed up at the presidential offices on Wednesday afternoon and barred the transitional leaders from leaving, Achille Tapsoba, who works at the presidency, told the Associated Press news agency.

The soldiers fired shots at protesters who had gathered outside the offices on Wednesday night.


The raid comes weeks before the country is due to hold elections to replace its longtime leader, who was ousted in a popular uprising late last year.

Interim president Michel Kafando and Lieutenant Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida, the interim prime minister, were tasked with organising the presidential elections on October 11, which many hoped would strengthen the country?s democracy.

It is not known how many cabinet members are being held.


 

 

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