At least 23 people from 18 nationalities killed in Burkina hotel attack

January 16, 2016 13:30

OUAGADOUGOU - Twenty-three people were killed in an assault by al-Qaida fighters on a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital, according to a "partial death toll" given by the West African nation's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Saturday.

He described the attack as "cowardly and vile."Security Minister Simon Compaore, speaking on state-owned radio, said the dead had included victims from 18 different nationalities, though he gave no further details.

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