Terrorists stormed a luxury Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital and open fired killings over 28 people and injuring hundreds. The gun fire took place for nearly 12 hours in the capital with most of those injured and killed being tourists.
The city has a large population of foreign aid workers and the attackers looked to shoot only non-muslims yelling Islamic slogans.
The Associated Press reported that among the dead were six Canadian nationals. According to reports, the four attackers were killed with one of them being killed at a nearby hotel.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest.