Burkina Faso Says 29 People Killed in al-Qaeda Attacksby
Burkina Faso’s prosecutor said an attack in the capital by al-Qaeda militants at a hotel and a cafe popular with foreigners left 29 people dead, excluding the four attackers.
Seven people haven’t been identified yet, the prosecutor said in an e-mailed statement Sunday. There were seven Burkinabe, at least four Canadians, two French and two Swiss among the 29 people killed by assailants on Jan. 15, according to the statement.
It’s the first time militants carried out a large-scale attack in Burkina Faso, which was seen as safe and relatively stable compared to neighboring Mali.