Two separate attacks in the north of the African country leave at least 14 people dead, including eight civilian army auxiliaries, sources tell AFP news agency.
The unit that came under fire had been sent to relieve a detachment from Natiaboani.
Ibrahim Traore becomes interim president and warns in a speech the West African country is "confronted with a security and humanitarian crisis without precedent."
Attack on a patrol in northern Namentenga province leaves at least three soldiers and eight civilian auxiliaries dead, AFP reports, citing sources.
The coup is the latest in a string of military takeovers in the Sahel region in the last two years, often accompanied by large protests in support of the putschists.
Traore led the coup that ousted military leader Paul-Henri Damiba, who had seized power in a previous coup in January and promised regional bloc ECOWAS to restore civilian rule by July 2024.
Demonstrators chant support for Moscow, demand France exit the West African country and warn regional bloc ECOWAS against "meddling".
Military leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who was ousted less than nine months after he'd mounted a coup himself in the West African country, calls on his army rivals "to come to their senses."
The seizure of power by some military leaders on Friday marked Burkina Faso's second coup this year.
Major regional groups have called upon the new military leadership to ensure that the constitution is restored by July 2024.
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