Two Australian Citizens Kidnapped In Burkina Faso

17/01/2016 7:05 AM AEDT | Updated January 17, 2016 07:09
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Two Australian citizens have reportedly been kidnapped in Burkina Faso, in West Africa.

The pair, a doctor and his wife, are believed to have lived in the area since 1972, working as volunteers.

It's unclear whether the kidnapping was linked to an attack by al-Qaeda fighters on a hotel in the nation's capital. At least 23 people were killed in that attack.

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