#Breaking #Update Gunmen attack hotel, take hostages in #BurkinaFaso capital – France 24

Gunmen battled with security forces outside one of the main hotels in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou on Friday, witnesses and gendarmes said, moments after shots and explosions were heard coming from the hotel.Unconfirmed witness reports said at least some of the attackers were still holed up inside the hotel. A gendarme source told Reuters that hostages had been taken.An AFP journalist at the scene reported seeing three men with turbans firing weapons outside the Splendid Hotel, located in a busy, central area of the Burkina Faso capital regularly frequented by United Nations staff and westerners.Around 10 cars were also on fire in front of the hotel, the journalist said.

Source: france 24 – Gunmen attack hotel, take hostages in Burkina Faso capital – France 24

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