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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 / AHMED OUOBA        (Photo credit should read AHMED OUOBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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 / AHMED OUOBA        (Photo credit should read AHMED OUOBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Attackers raided a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso overnight, opening fire and seizing hostages in an hours-long siege that ended with at least 23 people dead.

23 killed in hotel attack

Attackers raided a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso overnight, opening fire and seizing hostages in an hours-long siege that ended with at least 23 people dead.