​Attack strikes upscale hotel in Burkina Faso's capital

January 15, 2016 10:57 PM

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​Attack strikes upscale hotel in Burkina Faso's capital

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Attackers struck an upscale hotel popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso's capital late Friday, fueling the recent political turmoil in the West African country. Three hours later, gunfire could still be heard as soldiers in an armored vehicle finally approached the area.

An Associated Press reporter near the scene said that several cars were also ablaze outside the 147-room Splendid Hotel in downtown Ouagadougou.

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