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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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