The army captain who announced Friday’s takeover says the ousted leader is planning a counter-attack.
Burkina Faso’s self-declared leader says the man he ousted a day ago in a coup is plotting a counter-attack.
Col Ibrahim Traoré also accused the French army of harbouring Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba at one of its bases – but France denies any involvement.
Gunshots were heard in Burkina Faso’s capital city Ouagadougou on Saturday and helicopters have circled overhead.
Protesters started a fire outside the French embassy – an attack condemned “with the greatest firmness” by Paris.
The French foreign ministry told AFP news agency that the security of its compatriots was the greatest priority, adding that a crisis centre had been opened in Ouagadougou.