- The match was played on Saturday
- The attack took place on Sunday evening
- The team had returned to Ghana by then
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Burkina Faso experienced one of the worst nightmares a country could ever go through on Sunday August 13, 2017.
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Terrorists attacked parts of the capital, Ouagadougou, hours after Ghana’s Black Stars met with their Burkinabe counterparts in a CHAN qualifying match.
The match is recorded to have taken place on Saturday, and the attack followed hours later, on Sunday morning, the time by which the Ghanaian team had safely returned home.
It was recorded that a total of seventeen people died, with eight others wounded in the attack.
According to witnesses, gunmen, numbering about three, opened fire in a restaurant, in which guests were seated.
Sources say that security personnel responded to distress calls and managed to kill three of the gunmen.
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