Burkina police arrest six 'foreigners' over jihadist attacks

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed it was behind an assault on a top hotel and a cafe in Ouagadougou in January which left 30 people dead and 70 woundedBurkina Faso police have arrested six “foreigners” suspected of being behind jihadist attacks in January that left 30 people dead, the government and police said. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed it was behind an assault on a top hotel and a cafe, both popular with foreigners, which also left 70 people wounded. Burkina’s Minister of Internal Security, Simon Compaore, told reporters the arrests were made thanks to intelligence shared by other West African security forces.

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