Report of gunfire, hostage situation of suspected Islamic militants in Burkina Faso

Alarming hostage situation is unfolding just now as shootout with Islamist militants at hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital.

Reports that an ongoing hostage situation is happening at a hotel in the city center of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, after at least three armed turbaned men began shooting at a hotel frequently used by Westerners and UN staff.

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The report said that least 6 people have been confirmed dead in the ongoing attack, Russia’s Honorary Council in Burkina Faso, Anna Rachina-Kulibali, told TASS.

One of the hostages could be a Burkina Faso government minister, France 24 reported on air. Burkina Faso’s law enforcement is planning a counter-assault, which may involve the help of foreign forces, according to the channel.

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