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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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Australian couple kidnapped by jihadists in Burkina Faso

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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.

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