Local media shows footage of remains of the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, after it was attacked and seized by Islamist militants. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Aftermath in Burkina Faso
Local media shows aftermath following the assault in Ouagadougou claimed by an al Qaeda linked group in Burkina Faso.
Authorities say some 23 people were killed in an assault on the Splendid Hotel and a nearby casino. Others put the death toll higher.
An Austrian aid worker near the scene described the attack as a “complete bloodbath”.
150 hostages were freed during an operation supported by French and U.S. forces.
Authorities say dozens were injured and four assailants were killed.