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'At least 28 killed' in Burkina Faso hotel siege

At least 28 people of 18 different nationalities have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants at a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital.

The Al-Qaeda linked Islamic Maghreb militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack which has been described as "cowardly and vile", by the nation's president.

Four attackers, including two women, are said to have been killed during a security operation which freed 126 hostages.

Meanwhile, two Austrian citizens, a doctor and his wife, have been kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso, the country's security ministry said.

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Foreign secretary condemns Burkina Faso hotel attack

Philip Hammond Credit: PA

The foreign secretary has condemned the attack on the Burkina Faso hotel which left at least 23 dead.

I utterly condemn the appalling attack in Ouagadougou last night and offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have been killed and injured.

The United Kingdom stands with President Kaboré and the people of Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism.

– Philip Hammond

British nationals in Burkina Faso have been advised to avoid the area where the attack took place, follow the instructions of local security authorities and monitor FCO travel advice.

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