2017 Ouagadougou attack
|2017 Ouagadougou attack|
|Location||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|Date||13 August 2017-14 August 2017 |
|Target||Hotel Bravia and the Istanbul Restaurant|
|Mass shooting, hostage taking|
|Deaths||18 (+3 attackers)|
No. of participants
18 people were killed and more than 20 were injured when jihadists opened fire on a Turkish restaurant and hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 13 August 2017. The attackers took hostages after being cornered by police and were killed in an ensuing shootout.
References[change | change source]
- Schemm, Paul. "Gunmen on motorcycles attack Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, killing 18". washingtonpost.com. Washington Post. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- "At least 17 dead after gunmen attack restaurant in Burkina Faso: police". cbsnews.com. CBS. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- "'Three dead' in Burkina Faso attack". bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 14 August 2017.