Gunmen Take Hostages at Burkina Faso Hotel in Suspected Terror Attack

Updated on
  • Group led by Algerian militant claims responsibility
  • Al-Qaeda in Maghreb also led siege at Mali hotel in November

Burkina Faso's soldier stands near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain with sporadic gunfire continuing in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Jan. 15, 2016.

A group linked to al-Qaeda said it took hostages at a hotel popular with foreigners in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Friday, marking the second attack by the militants in a West African capital since November.

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