Attackers still holed up in Ouagadougou hotel

2016-01-16 09:28

Ouagadougou - Armed men are still holed up inside the four-star Splendid hotel in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, witnesses told an AFP journalist at the scene Friday, with the French embassy calling the assault a "terrorist attack".

Sporadic exchanges of fire between the attackers and security forces could be heard near the hotel in the city centre, the AFP reporter said, in an attack that began around 19:45.

French President Franois Hollande condemned the "odious and cowardly attack" in Burkina Faso.

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