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