Burkina Faso coup leader seeks refuge in foreign embassy, government negotiating his surrender

September 30, 2015 3:15 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso's government says the military general who led the recent short-lived coup has sought protection in a foreign embassy, a day after the army opened fire on his supporters in the presidential guard to force them to disarm.

In a communique Wednesday, the government said negotiations are underway for Gen. Gilbert Diendere to give himself up.

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