A general who attempted to declare himself president of Burkina Faso amid that country's chaos has flown to France for medical treatment.

Reporters brought to Gen. Kwame Lougue's house late Wednesday before he left for France were told that his wounds were not from gunshots. His legs were bandaged.

The West African country has been in limbo since opposition protests forced President Blaise Compaore to step down on Oct. 31 after 27 years in office.

Afterward, several people, including military officers, jostled for power. The international community is pushing for a return to civilian rule.

Lougue was one of those who tried to take over, and gunfire erupted at the state television station the night he tried to declare himself in control.