Military personnel stand outside the headquarters of the country's defence forces in Ouagadougou on March 3, 2018 a day after dozen of people were killed in twin attacks on the French embassy and the country's military.
Military personnel stand outside the headquarters of the country's defence forces in Ouagadougou on March 3, 2018 a day after dozen of people were killed in twin attacks on the French embassy and the country's military.

DAKAR - The al-Qaida-linked extremist group based in Mali that claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks that killed eight people in Burkina Faso's capital has released a photo that it says is of a suicide bomber before he detonated his vehicle at the army headquarters.
 
SITE Intelligence Group says the militant group Jama Nusrat Ul-Islam wa Al-Muslimin, known by its acronym JNIM, issued a photo of Yunus al-Fulani on Monday. The al-Qaida affiliate on Saturday said it carried out the attacks, which also hit the French embassy, in retaliation for the killing of one of its leaders in a recent raid by French troops, according to the Alakhbar Mauritanian news agency.
 
A car bomb exploded inside the army headquarters and a former Burkina Faso is believed to have participated in the attacks.