Burkina Faso hotel siege

Sat 16 Jan 2016, 16:56:59
126 hostages freed, There are some dead but we don't have the numbers. The assault is ongoing with the Burkinabe forces supported by French special forces," Dandjinou told AFP in the morning, adding that amongst those rescued was labour minister Clement Sawadogo. 3 Al-Qaeda terrorists killed in Burkina Faso hotel siege Around 10 vehicles were set on fire in the streets near the hotel in Ouagadougou, not far from the city's international airport. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the attack, according to US-based monitoring group SITE.  reporter at one point saw three men clad in turbans firing at the scene on Avenue Kwame Nkrumah, one of Ouagadougou's main thoroughfares. A witness also reported seeing four assailants who were of Arab or white appearance and "wearing turbans".

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