Gunfire, explosions near hotel in Burkina Faso's capital

January 15, 2016 9:17 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Witnesses in Burkina Faso's capital say gunfire has erupted near an upscale hotel in the city center and explosions can be heard.

An Associated Press reporter near the scene said late Friday that several cars were also ablaze outside the four-story Splendid Hotel in downtown Ouagadougou.

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