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Burkina Faso junta chief confirms coup attempt

Captain Ibrahim Traoré, the interim leader of Burkina Faso, announced on Monday that he was the target of a coup attempt the previous week.

Captain Ibrahim Traoré, the interim leader of Burkina Faso, announced on Monday that he was the target of a coup attempt the previous week.

Captain Traoré confirmed the attempted coup during a meeting with representatives of civil society organisations on Thursday.

Captain Traoré confirmed the attempted coup during a meeting with representatives of civil society organisations on Thursday.

Capt. Traoré overthrew his predecessor, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, and gained control in Burkina Faso on September 30 by a military coup.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba had also taken office through a military coup.

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