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.
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.
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.
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.