Burkina Faso Pursues Soldiers Suspected in Armory Raid

January 24, 2016 2:05 PM

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Burkina Faso's army says it is chasing seven soldiers from an elite unit loyal to the country's former president who are suspected of participating in a raid on an armory near the capital.

An army statement said Sunday that the soldiers are believed to be south of the capital, Ouagadougou, in the direction of Burkina Faso's shared border with Ghana. It said they had split up into "groups of two and three" and are fleeing on motorbikes.

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