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28 killed in hotel attack Burkina Faso
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:57:21 PM »
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Burkina Faso's government says 28 people were killed and a further 56 injured after Islamist militants attacked a hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, popular with foreigners.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has said it carried out the attack, which began on Friday night.

Six of those killed were from Canada, the country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Burkina Faso is to observe 72 hours of national mourning for the victims.

The siege at the Splendid Hotel was declared over after a joint operation by local and French security forces.

At least four attackers died in the assaults. There were claims that some of those involved were women.

As well as the luxury hotel, a cafe and another hotel nearby were targeted.

Burkinabe Security Minister Simon Compoare said 176 hostages had been rescued. The bodies of three "very young" attackers had been found, he said.

Among those known to have died are:

-    Six Canadian nationals - PM Justin Trudeau condemned what he called "these senseless acts of violence on innocent civilians"
-    Five Burkinabe citizens
-    Two French nationals, with one more injured, according to France's government
-    Two Swiss citizens who had been in the cafe which came under attack
-    One 67-year-old Dutch volunteer, according to the Dutch foreign ministry
-    An American missionary, Mike Riddering, whose death was confirmed by his wife Amy on Facebook

In another development, the Burkina Faso government said a foreign doctor and his wife were kidnapped on Friday night in the north of the country, near the border with Mali. There was initial confusion over the pair's nationality - the Burkinabe government said they were Austrian, but later corrected this to Australian.

In November, an AQIM attack on a hotel in Bamako, capital of neighbouring Mali, left 19 people dead.

Militants attacked the Splendid and the nearby Cappuccino cafe on Friday evening, setting off several explosions. Both places are popular with UN staff and foreigners.

Survivors described how the militants went from person to person, touching their bodies to see if they moved.

"They started shooting, shooting, and everybody lay down on the ground," said Mariette, who escaped from the hotel with her younger sister.

"As soon as you lifted your head they would shoot straightaway, so you had to pretend to be dead. And they even came to touch our feet to check if we were alive. As soon as you were alive, they would shoot at you."

As the end of the siege at the Splendid was being announced, reports came in that militants had taken up position at the Yibi hotel, a short distance away. One attacker was killed at the Yibi, officials said later.

Remi Dandjinou, the Burkinabe communications minister, told the BBC earlier that between six and seven militants had attacked the Splendid, adding that they had been staying at the hotel as guests.

Mr Compaore said two black Africans and an Arab were among the militants killed.

Burkina Faso recently held its first presidential election since a coup earlier last year.

That coup toppled long-time leader Blaise Compaore, who had governed for 27 years.

Offline Baruch

Re: 28 killed in hotel attack Burkina Faso
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 10:15:18 PM »
Strange politics in sub-Saharan Africa.  You have the AQIM who are survivors of the vicious civil war in Algeria (90s).  Disgruntled Tuareg tribesmen.  And possible involvement of supporters of the former President in Burkina Faso.  So Burkina Faso, Mali and Algeria have terrorism with possible local involvement.  France is strongly involved now in former colonies, France being responsible for shutting down the terrorism in Timbuktu in Mali a few years ago.

Fortunately our militias in the US have been pretty quiet since 1995 (OKC).  It was believed in the 60s, that the student demonstrations, Black power/riots, SLA, Weathermen etc may have had outside help as well.  Since the FBI is now known to have been heavily involved in penetrating those movements, and subsequently many recent terror plots in the US are fools put up to it by FBI agent provocateurs ... it is hard to tell what is false flag, what is foreign inspired, and what is purely domestic.
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Offline The Skeletal Atheist

Re: 28 killed in hotel attack Burkina Faso
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 10:30:39 PM »
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Six Canadian nationals - PM Justin Trudeau condemned what he called "these senseless acts of violence on innocent civilians"

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Five Burkinabe citizens

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Two French nationals, with one more injured, according to France's government

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Two Swiss citizens who had been in the cafe which came under attack

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One 67-year-old Dutch volunteer, according to the Dutch foreign ministry

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An American missionary, Mike Riddering, whose death was announced by his wife Amy on Facebook and later confirmed by the State Department

WHAT!!!!!!!??????

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!

INVADE PAPUA NEW GUINEA!!!!!

Some people need to be beaten with a smart stick.

Kein Mehrheit Fur Die Mitleid!

Kein Mitlied FοΏ½r Die Mehrheit!

Offline pr126

Re: 28 killed in hotel attack Burkina Faso
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 02:16:05 AM »
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Strange politics in sub-Saharan Africa.  You have the AQIM who are survivors of the vicious civil war in Algeria (90s).  Disgruntled Tuareg tribesmen.  And possible involvement of supporters of the former President in Burkina Faso.  So Burkina Faso, Mali and Algeria have terrorism with possible local involvement.  France is strongly involved now in former colonies, France being responsible for shutting down the terrorism in Timbuktu in Mali a few years ago.

Fortunately our militias in the US have been pretty quiet since 1995 (OKC).  It was believed in the 60s, that the student demonstrations, Black power/riots, SLA, Weathermen etc may have had outside help as well.  Since the FBI is now known to have been heavily involved in penetrating those movements, and subsequently many recent terror plots in the US are fools put up to it by FBI agent provocateurs ... it is hard to tell what is false flag, what is foreign inspired, and what is purely domestic.
At least it had nothing to do with Islam.  Baruch Hashem.


« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 04:33:32 AM by pr126 »

Offline Baruch

Re: 28 killed in hotel attack Burkina Faso
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 06:10:56 AM »
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At least it had nothing to do with Islam.  Baruch Hashem.

And the reason why the Arab millionaires keep their apartments in London, is Marmite?  But their money is in Zurich, because you can't trust London bankers.

Islamism ... yes, Islam no.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 10:07:23 AM by Baruch »
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luu shalmaata luu balt’aata
May you be well, may you be healthy

Offline pr126

Re: 28 killed in hotel attack Burkina Faso
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 06:27:43 AM »
Marmite. Excellent. That must be it. How did you know?

« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 07:17:18 AM by pr126 »

 

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