Burkina Faso attack …At least 20 killed in a terror attack on Splendid Hotel in capital Ouagadougou on 15ht January 2016…
The Security forces in Burkina Faso launched a dynamic attack against the gunmen who stormed the Splendid Hotel in the nation’s capital, Ouagadougou, reported the state-owned Radiodiffusion-Télévision du Burkina (RTB) on early Saturday.
RTB reported that there was intense gunfire that lasted for about 40 minutes in the direction of the hotel. It was also reported that about 10 vehicles were on fire, which were parked near the 147-room, luxury hotel in Ouagadougou. RTB had also reported that the Security Forces had freed about 15 hostages, which also included the country’s Public Sector Minister.
A fire raged at the entrance of the four-star Splendid Hotel, and screams could be heard coming from inside the hotel. It has not been revealed how many hostages might be remaining in the hotel.