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Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, two security sources and a West African diplomat said on Monday, following heavy gunfire around his residence on Sunday night in the capital Ouagadougou.

President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been detained by the military and is being held in custody at an army base, the news agency Reuters reported on Monday, citing two sources in the security services and a West African diplomat. Soldiers staged a mutiny at some army bases in Burkina Faso on January 23. As Radio France Internationale reported , complete uncertainty persists in Burkina Faso ’s capital of Ouagadougou as the insurgents put forward six-point demands, including a full replacement of the military command.

The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Kabore, has reportedly been detained by mutinying soldiers.

President Kabore pictured at the Paris Peace Forum in November © Reuters President Kabore pictured at the Paris Peace Forum in November

Some troops in the West African nation have demanded the sacking of military chiefs and more resources to fight Islamist militants.

Gunfire had been heard overnight near the presidential palace and at barracks in the capital, Ouagadougou.

The government, however, denied suggestions of a military coup or that the president was under arrest.

President Kabore was detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, foreign media reports say.

Soldiers also surrounded the state television headquarters.

Hundreds of people have come out in support of the soldiers despite a government-imposed curfew. Some of them set fire to the ruling party's headquarters.

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