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6 Canadians dead in Burkina Faso hotel terrorist attack

6 Canadians dead in Burkina Faso hotel terrorist attack

Burkina Faso

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has confirmed 6 Canadians were killed in the Burkina Faso hotel attack.

In a statement released today the Prime Minister condemned the terrorist attacks.

“Canada strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

“On behalf of all Canadians, we offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all those killed and a speedy recovery to all those injured. We are deeply saddened by these senseless acts of violence on innocent civilians.

“We have offered assistance to the Burkinabé authorities in their investigation of this terrible crime.”

Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that has killed 29 people from at least 18 countries and marked a major escalation of Islamist militancy in West Africa.

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