At least 20 dead in siege by suspected Islamists at Burkina Faso hotel

By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 16 : At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility. Security forces began an assault […]

Suspected Islamist gunmen take hostages in attack on Burkina Faso hotel

By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 16 : Security forces in Burkina Faso battled suspected Islamist fighters late 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 […]