Terror in Burkina Faso: 'Hostages held' after two car bombs explode outside upmarket tourist hotel as masked jihadi gunmen battle security forces in the street


#1

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3401845/Reports-explosion-gun-battles-upmarket-tourist-hotel-capital-Burkina-Faso.html


#2

Every day, another terror act in one country or another.


#3

Security forces in Burkina Faso battled suspected Islamist fighters late on Friday who were holding hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in the capital, Ouagadougou, gendarmes and witnesses said.

The attack, claimed by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), would be the first by Islamist militants in the capital of Burkina Faso. It follows a deadly raid on a hotel in Mali last November as well as attacks by militants in other countries in West Africa.

The gunmen stormed the five-storey Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou’s business district, burning cars outside and firing in the air to drive back crowds before security forces arrived, prompting an intense exchange of gunfire.

Some of the wounded arrived at a local hospital, but there were so far no confirmed reports of deaths.

reuters.com/article/us-burkina-attacks-idUSKCN0UT2HC?utm_source=twitter


#4

:sad_yes: It has to mean something.


#5

Allowing terrorists states to fester to preserve someone’s legacy leads to attacks like these.

I don’t know if this attack is related directly to ISIS, but they give inspiration to terrorists.


#6

yes, sadly they do inspire others. I haven’t heard any recent updates.


#7

At least 23 dead after Al Qaeda-linked militants attack upscale Burkina Faso hotel foxnews.com/world/2016/01/16/at-least-23-dead-after-al-qaeda-linked-militants-attack-upscale-burkina-faso-hotel.html?intcmp=hpbt2


#8

they really like attacking upscale hotels, restaurants and cafes.

praying for the dead and injured.


#9

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