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Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso

At least 29 people of 18 nationalities were killed in an attack at the Splendid Hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso.

Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso
An army vehicle is parked outside the damaged Splendid Hotel and nearby Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou on January 16, 2016. At least 26 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country to be drawn into a regional jihadist battle against the West and its allies. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso troops stand guard outside the Splendid hotel and the nearby Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou on January 16, 2016. At least 26 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country to be drawn into a regional jihadist battle against the West and its allies. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso's troops patrol outside the Splendid Hotel and nearby Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou on January 16, 2016. At least 26 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country to be drawn into a regional jihadist battle against the West and its allies. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso
Burnt cars sit outside the Splendid Hotel (L) and Cappuccino restaurant (R) following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou on January 16, 2016. At least 26 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country to be drawn into a regional jihadist battle against the West and its allies. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso
French special forces take position in the surroundings of the Splendid hotel following an attack by Al-Qaeda linked gunmen on January 16, 2016 in Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso troops supported by French special forces were battling Al-Qaeda linked gunmen in the early hours of January 16 in a Ouagadougou hotel where at least 23 people have been killed. At least 23 people from 18 countries were killed in a jihadist attack that struck the heart of the capital of Burkina Faso, a security source told AFP, adding that the toll could yet rise. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso's soldiers take position in the surroundings of the Splendid hotel following an attack by Al-Qaeda linked gunmen on January 16, 2016 in Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso troops supported by French special forces were battling Al-Qaeda linked gunmen in the early hours of January 16 in a Ouagadougou hotel where at least 23 people have been killed. At least 23 people from 18 countries were killed in a jihadist attack that struck the heart of the capital of Burkina Faso, a security source told AFP, adding that the toll could yet rise. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gunmen attack hotel in Burkina Faso
Army forces drive near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain with sporadic gunfire continuing in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on January 15, 2016. Attackers have killed 'several people' at a restaurant opposite a four-star hotel where the assailants are holed up, a restaurant staff member told AFP. (AFP/Getty Images)