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Al-Qaeda names Burkina attackers

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TERROR ATTACK. File photo of paramedics evacuating a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb says the Splendid Hotel was ‘one of the most dangerous dens of global espionage in the west of the African continent’

PARIS, France (Jan. 18, 2016) — Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Monday, January 18, named three gunmen who killed at least 29 people in an attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso, including several foreigners.

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Security forces hunt possible surviving Burkina hotel attackers

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TERROR ATTACK. Paramedics evacuate a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse
Burkina Faso’s Interior Minister Simon Compaore says search security forces are carrying out careful searches for any possible surviving gunmen

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 17, 2016) — Security forces were hunting Sunday, January 17, for any possible surviving gunmen from an attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso that left at least 29 people dead and showed the expanding reach of regional jihadists in west Africa.

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National mourning in Burkina after hotel attack leaves 29 dead

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TERROR ATTACK. Paramedics evacuate a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore: ‘For the first time in its history, our country has fallen victim to a series of barbaric terrorist attacks’

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 17, 2016) — At least 29 people, including 10 foreigners, were killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso, an unprecedented strike in the capital illustrating the expanding reach of regional jihadists.

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At least 26 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina Faso hotel

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AL-QAEDA ATTACK. A Burkina Faso soldier stands on January 15, 2016 near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain. Photo by Ahmed Ouoba/AFP
Security forces retake the four-star Splendid hotel, popular with Westerners and UN personnel. A total of 126 people were freed, including 33 wounded.

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 16, 2016) — At least 26 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country to be drawn into a regional jihadist battle against the West and its allies.

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