2017 Ouagadougou attack

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2017 Ouagadougou attack
LocationOuagadougou, Burkina Faso
Date13 August 2017 (2017-08-13)-14 August 2017 (2017-08-14)
21:00 (GMT)
TargetHotel Bravia and the Istanbul Restaurant
Attack type
Mass shooting, hostage taking
Deaths18 (+3 attackers)
Non-fatal injuries
20+[1]
Suspected perpetrators
AQIM
Number of participants
4

18 people were killed and more than 20 were injured when suspected jihadists opened fire on a Turkish restaurant and Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 13 August 2017.[2] The attackers took hostages after being cornered by police and were killed in an ensuing shootout.[1]

Ouagadougou was also the site of a similar attack in 2016.[3]

It is suspected by the government that al-Qaeda Maghreb affiliate was behind the attack.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Schemm, Paul. "Gunmen on motorcycles attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, killing 18". washingtonpost.com. Washington Post. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. "At least 17 dead after gunmen attack restaurant in Burkina Faso: police". cbsnews.com. CBS. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "'Three dead' in Burkina Faso attack". bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 14 August 2017.