Burkina Faso government dismisses elite unit behind coup

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Posted: Sep 25, 2015 4:33 PM

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's cabinet on Friday dissolved the elite presidential guard, which took government members hostage last week in a failed coup that left 11 dead, according to decrees read on state television.

The government, in its first council of ministers since President Michel Kafando was restored to power on Wednesday, also dismissed the minister in charge of security and created a commission to identify those responsible for the putsch.

(Reporting by Mathieu Bonkoungou; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Mark Heinrich)