Macron's Office Denies Attack on His Convoy in Burkina Faso

Macron in Burkina Faso

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron’s office denied that his convoy was attacked in Burkina Faso, saying stones were thrown at one of the delegation’s vehicles.

Reports published by French journalists on Twitter said Macron’s convoy was attacked. The French leader, who started a three-day visit to Africa Tuesday, was not in the convoy. He was still meeting with his Burkina Faso counterpart in the capital city Ouagadougou at the time, his office said.

Separately a grenade was thrown by masked assailants at a French army vehicle in the capital city two hours before Macron began his visit, according to AFP.

Macron will maintain agenda without any modification, a spokeswoman said by telephone. Security has been adapted to the situation, she added.

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