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Gunmen Lay Siege To Burkina Faso Hotel

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Burkina Faso and took hostages in the early hours of this morning as troops battle to free all the hostages.

The ongoing attack at the hotel usually used by UN staff has been claimed by the militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

French forces are on ground to end the situation with as many as 30 hostages thought to still be in the Luxury Splendid hotel in the Burkinabe capital of Ouagadougou.

Burkinabe authorities disclosed that the gunmen numbered up six and have confirmed a casualty figure of at least 20.

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