Three jihadist gunmen were killed in the encounter as forces regained control of the Splendid Hotel. He has also added that at least 10 bodies were discovered in the Cappuccino Café, located next to the hotel. Moreover, a fourth gunman had been killed and that two of the extremists were women.
This has been reported in foxnews.com dated 16 January 2016.
There was an exchange of gunfire and French forces arrived in Ouagadougou from neighboring Mali to aid the effort. Soldiers of Burkina had already had stormed the building and, at one point, had set a part of the building ablaze with their explosives. Cars in front of the hotel had also been set on fire by the attackers who had stormed the bustling area downtown.
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