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Saturday, January 16, 2016
#BreakingNews Attack in Burkina Faso - Africa Kills 26 - Please Pray
A large attack in a Burkina Faso luxury hotel has killed 26 people and injured 56. Islamist militants attacked a hotel in Ouagadougou. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has laid claim to the attack. It began on Friday January 15, 2016.
The victims are from about 18 different countries.
Burkina Faso is observing 72 hours of national mourning for the victims.
The attack at the Splendid Hotel saw about four attackers killed in the assaults. About 150 hostages were freed by Police. The hotel is popular with UN workers. In November, there was another attack on a hotel in Bamako, capital of neighbouring Mali, which left 19 people dead. At least three cars parked right outside the front door were burned. About six and seven militants had attacked the Splendid, and they had been staying at the hotel as guests.