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16/01/2016 Burkina Faso hotel attack

Gunmen armed with heavy weapons attacked the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel in the heart of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The number of fatalities reached 30, while at least 56 were wounded. A total of 176 hostages were released after a government counter-attack into the next morning as the siege ended.


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