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Al-Qaida attack on Burkina Faso hotel leaves at least 20 dead
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Al-Qaida attack on Burkina Faso hotel leaves at least 20 dead

by the First Source News MediaJanuary 16, 2016

Security forces launched a counter offensive on the hotel popular with UN staff and westerners in the capital Ouagadougou after it was was captured by Islamic militants

Security forces have stormed a hotel in ’s capital where Islamic militant fighters have been holding hostages.

Up to 20 people are thought to have been killed and 15 wounded in explosions and gunfire around the hotel in Ouagadougou, which witnesses reported was partly on fire. Around 10 vehicles were alight in the streets near the 146-room Splendid Hotel.

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