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Burkina Faso government says it has thwarted coup plot

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Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso’s government said today it has thwarted a “vast conspiracy” aiming to overthrow the president and sieze power by force.

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A group of about 30 men plotted to free prisoners involved in the country’s September 2015 coupe attempt and attack the presidential palace, said Interior Minister Simon Compaore.