Late on Friday night 4-6 masked gunmen🔫 set vehicles ablaze 🔥 and stormed the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso's Capital, Ouagadougou. They reportedly took hostages and at least 3 people are reported dead as details emerge😞.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has taken responsibility for the attack, claiming to have killed 30 hostages. These claims have yet to be verified. The city is under curfew as armed forces prepare to storm the hotel.
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