At around 9 p.m. local time, two suspected Islamic militants opened fire at a Turkish restaurant-- the Aziz Istanbul restaurant--located on Kwame Nkrumah Avenue in downtown Ouagadougou. At least 18 people, including eight foreigners-- two Kuwaitis, one each from Canada, France, Lebanon, Nigeria, Senegal and Turkey-- were killed in the attack and eight other people were wounded. Following hours long firefight, security forces managed to kill the attackers and freed several patrons who were trapped in the building. Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, the newly established Jama’a Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen (JNIM) was likely behind the attack. Three days of national mourning were declared following the attack, the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.