The attack that began Sunday night in a Turkish restaurant popular with foreigners also left a dozen people injured, while two assailants were later killed
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Aug. 14, 2017) — At least 18 people have been gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the government said Monday, August 14, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with foreigners. Continue reading 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack→
The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June
GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Mar. 14, 2016) — Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday, March 13, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa.
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat
LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.
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.
The Burkina government says the pair were kidnapped in Baraboule, near the west African country’s borders with Niger and Mali
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (Jan. 17, 2016) — Two Australians have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso, officials said Saturday, January 16, as a Malian Islamist group said the couple were in the hands of Al-Qaeda-linked 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.