2016 Burkinabé coup d'état attempt

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2016 Burkinabé coup d'état
Location Burkina Faso AU Africa.svg
Date8 October 2016
Result Coup failed
ex-RSP members Burkina Faso Government of Burkina Faso
Commanders and leaders
Gaston Coulibaly Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Paul Kaba Thieba
Casualties and losses
2 killed and 10+ arrested

The 2016 Burkinabé coup d'état attempt was an attempt to overthrow the government of Burkina Faso on 8 October 2016. At least 30 ex-members of the elite presidential guard (known as the RSP) planned an attack on three locations: the presidential residence, an Army barracks, and a prison in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.[1] Two people were killed and at least ten other people have been arrested in connection with the attempt.[2][3] The attempted coup was led by Gaston Coulibaly, an ex-RSP member.[4]

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  1. ^ "Burkina Faso coup attempt thwarted government". Al-jazeera.
  2. ^ "Burkina Faso says another coup plot foiled by authorities". Fox news.
  3. ^ "Burkina Faso 'foils coup plot by forces loyal to Compaore'". BBC News.
  4. ^ "Burkina Faso foiled coup attempt in early October, minister says". Reuters.