Security Forces End Al Qaeda Siege At Burkina Faso Hotel, Freeing 126 people

16/01/2016 9:19 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
In this grab taken from video by Associate Press Television, an armed policeman patrols the area after an attack on a hotel, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Attackers struck an upscale hotel popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso's capital late Friday, fueling the recent political turmoil in the West African country. Three hours later, gunfire could still be heard as soldiers in an armored vehicle finally approached the area. (Associated Press Television via AP)

Security forces in Burkina Faso have ended a siege at a hotel and restaurant stormed by Al Qaeda linked gunmen, killing three jihadists and freeing 126 people, but another assault is ongoing at second hotel nearby.

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