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French President Francois Hollande condemns 'cowardly attack' in Burkina Faso

AFP
Published Jan 16, 2016, 12:23 pm IST
Updated Jan 16, 2016, 12:23 pm IST
al-Qaeda linked gunmen launched an assault on a restaurant and a hotel that has left 20 people dead.
Army forces drive near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain with sporadic gunfire continuing in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou.(Photo: AFP)
 Army forces drive near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain with sporadic gunfire continuing in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou.(Photo: AFP)

Paris: French President Franois Hollande condemned the "odious and cowardly attack" in Burkina Faso, where al-Qaeda linked gunmen launched an assault against a restaurant and a hotel that has left 20 people dead.

"French forces are providing support to Burkinabe forces," the president's office said in a statement Saturday, adding, "The president expressed his full support to President (Roch Marc Christian) Kabore."

 

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