2016 Burkinabé coup d'état attempt

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2016 Burkinabé coup d'état
Location Burkina Faso AU Africa.svg
Date 8 October 2016
Location Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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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