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In the capital hotel of Burkina Faso 63 hostage freed

During the night assault, the special forces units of the hotel in Ouagadougou (the capital of Burkina Faso) released 63 hostage, there are victims, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to Reuters. Local security forces were assisted by special forces from France and the United States.

In the capital hotel of Burkina Faso 63 hostage freed

The hotel, located in the center of Ouagadougou, was attacked by terrorists on Friday. According to the agency, “at first they blew up two cars, and then broke into the room, where, according to eyewitnesses, they first began to shoot people of European appearance.”

It is noted that "due to the timely intervention of the security forces, it was possible to avoid a greater number of victims." Among the hotel guests were the UN staff and representatives of the special forces in the fight against terrorism from France.

“According to the testimony of the doctors at the university medical center, fifteen hotel guests received bullet wounds of varying severity. They get the help they need, ”Reuters reports.

Responsibility for the attack claimed the al-Qaeda group. Her report claims that the militants killed more than 30 people during the attack.

Later, the agency reported that “the fire services of Burkina Faso found about 10 the bodies of those killed on the restaurant’s terrace opposite the seized hotel”. So far, a total of 20 dead is known.

According to Bi-bi-si, “Among the released hostages is the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Burkina Faso, Clement Sawadogo.” About it news the service was informed by the head of the country's information ministry Remy Dangin.

“Our forces, with the support of French special forces, continue to fight,” said Danginu. - There are killed, but so far we do not have the exact figures.

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  1. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 16 January 2016 09: 52 New
    Among the hotel guests were .. representatives of special forces to combat terrorism from France

    Cruel irony of fate. Or maybe they were the main goal of the terrorists, and no special knowledge and skills helped the specialists. It is only in Hollywood blockbusters that a lone hero can easily cope with a gang of villains armed to the teeth. Life is simpler and worse.
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 16 January 2016 09: 57 New
      Quote: Ami du peuple
      Among the hotel guests were UN employees and representatives of the special anti-terrorism units from France.

      Quote: Ami du peuple
      Cruel irony of fate. or maybe they were the main goal.

      Most likely this is the case, because the scumbags did not storm another place or blow up local markets, but came as if on a tip to this hotel, although why it did? Maybe on a tip.
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 16 January 2016 10: 09 New
        Most likely this is the case, because the scumbags did not storm another place or blow up local markets, but came as if on a tip to this hotel, although why it seemed?

        The attack is always planned, do not just come and shoot anywhere
        first of all, they started shooting people of European appearance. ”
      2. Sorokin
        Sorokin 16 January 2016 10: 19 New
        NOT can, namely, according to verified data. It’s just that even cats do not occur. And kaidniks are quite well organized and trained by the same foreigners.
  2. Comrade Bender
    Comrade Bender 16 January 2016 09: 55 New
    Any terrorist is a coward by nature. Fighting unarmed civilians is much safer than fighting regular units.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 January 2016 09: 59 New
    63 hostages released

    How much was originally captured? At least 63 people were saved, it’s already good. But the bad thing is that the terrorists act insolently, trying to do maximum harm. And specialists from France probably came to help in countering possible terrorist attacks and they themselves fell.
    MIKHAN 16 January 2016 10: 07 New
    Putin’s words at the UN are remembered right away ..
    "Do you have any idea what you've done ...?" No comments..
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 16 January 2016 10: 58 New
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Putin’s words at the UN are remembered right away ..
      "Do you have any idea what you've done ...?" No comments..

      It seems that the soap bubble of external borrowing is starting to fail and the Americans have gone all-in.
  5. Al_oriso
    Al_oriso 16 January 2016 10: 09 New
    according to eyewitnesses, first of all they began to shoot people of European appearance

    It is clear that they continue to intimidate French officials.
  6. avvg
    avvg 16 January 2016 10: 14 New
    All this is very sad that, apart from Russia, no one wants to really fight terrorists and they always raise their heads, and many countries only flirt with terrorists.
  7. sl22277
    sl22277 16 January 2016 10: 15 New
    Militants called the terrorist attack in Burkina Faso revenge of France. Again innocent people suffered. The world community will sooner or later demand an answer from Western politicians: such as Obama, Merkel, Hollande, Cameron and Erdogan to hold accountable for their crimes. After all, a series of terrorist attacks is nothing more than a consequence of the criminal policies of these gentlemen.
  8. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 16 January 2016 10: 16 New
    The global economic crisis is contributing to the continuation and strengthening of terrorist organizations. It is necessary to destroy the financiers of these organizations. Because the poor will go and kill for 100 bucks.
    BARKHAN 16 January 2016 10: 18 New
    Soon, there will be no countries left on the map where the moody-minded people have spoiled. God cannot be the people who do this. Our special services will have to liquidate the members of terrorist organizations wherever they are. All the same, sooner or later they will end up in our territory. Well, it’s important the task is to deal with funding centers and sponsors of these gangs. And without money you won’t get much.
    It constantly comes to my mind that terrorist acts also take place for the sake of making money in resource-rich regions ... For some reason, nobody blows up in Mongolia, Greenland and laughing North Korea.
  10. Federal
    Federal 16 January 2016 10: 23 New
    In Russia, the Caucasus is not calm either.
    In one of the districts of Nalchik, where the regime of the counter-terrorist operation was introduced the day before, the battle continues on Saturday morning. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

    “The clash continues in Nalchik,” the source said.

    Shooting and explosions are heard in the city. The CTO regime is limited to the streets of Furmanov, January 9, Idarov and Khmelnitsky. The day before it was reported that two fighters were liquidated in Nalchik on Friday evening. The battle began after one of the terrorists was blocked in the house. After negotiations, during which he was asked to surrender, the militant released his mother from the apartment and opened fire on law enforcement officers with automatic weapons. NAC plans to complete the special operation in the daytime.
  11. Kibl
    Kibl 16 January 2016 11: 46 New
    We have already seen how the French special forces operate in 2015, so I am surprised at the information about the rescue of 63 hostages, I do not believe ...... !!!!