Two Australian Citizens Kidnapped In Burkina Faso

17/01/2016 7:05 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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Soldiers stand guard outside the entrance of the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The overnight seizure of a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso's capital by al-Qaida-linked extremists ended Saturday when Burkina Faso and French security forces killed four jihadist attackers and freed more than 126 people, the West African nation's president said. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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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