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Exclusive: Video footage shows Burkina Faso attackers

20 January 2016, 09:44

Ouagadougou - Video footage shot by The Associated Press shows three jihadis in the middle of the weekend attack on a cafe and hotel in Burkina Faso's capital that killed at least 30 people.

The video comes as some victims asked new questions on Tuesday about why it took so long for security forces to find and kill the three militants.

One of the men is seen wearing a tunic and turban, carrying what appears to be a Kalashnikov around 20:45, a little over an hour after they first attacked the Cappuccino Cafe.

On Tuesday, authorities in Burkina Faso acknowledged that security forces first tried to enter the hotel more than four hours after the attack began, only after French forces arrived from Mali.

- AP


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