BREAKING Explosions and fire reported from “Hotel splendid” located near International Airport of Ouagadougou

An ongoing hostage situation is being reported at a hotel in the city center of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, after at least three armed turbaned men began shooting at a hotel frequently used by Westerners and UN staff, according to AFP.

The shooting was initiated by three armed and turbaned men, an AFP journalist reported from the scene. A car was on fire outside the Splendid Hotel, he added. 

UPDATE Air France #AF536 to #Ouagadougou is scheduled to leave Lomé at 12:00 to arrive at 13:20 LT.

UPDATE Turkish Airlines flight from #Ouagadougou is cancelled.

UPDATE Air France #AF536 is refueling in Niamey before takeoff to Lomé (Togo) where passengers will disembark.
UPDATE Air France #AF536 diverted to Niamey.
UPDATE Air France #AF536 to Ouagadougou is diverting after 30 mins in holding pattern.

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#URGENT Situation toujours confuse autour de l’hôtel Splendide à Ouagadougou.#burkina #ouagadougou Photos: un témoin de l’attaque
Posté par Burkina 24 sur vendredi 15 janvier 2016