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  1. #1
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    Nov 2010

    Burkina Faso - 20 killed in terror attack at Turkish restaurant, 13 Aug 2017

    The shooting began shortly after 21:00 (21:00 GMT) on Sunday on Ouagadougou's busy Kwame Nkrumah Avenue.

    Security forces launched a counter assault at 22:15 and the shooting ended at about 05:00 on Monday.

    A Turkish restaurant, the Aziz Istanbul, popular with foreigners, appears to have been at the centre of the attack.
    <snip> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40920338

    Among the victims were 1 Turkish and 1 French national. These are the only foreign nationals confirmed at this point, with possibly more since the restaurant is popular with foreigners.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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  2. #2
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    Nov 2010
    Gunmen riding motorcycles roared up to a Turkish restaurant in the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso and opened fire, killing at least 18 people and battling security forces in a hostage-taking standoff that ended early Monday.

    The country’s communications minister, Remi Dandjinou, told reporters that security forces had killed two gunmen and searched for any others. He said at least 20 other people were injured in the attack on the Aziz Istanbul restaurant, a spot popular with foreigners in the capital, Ouagadougou.

    <snip> https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.2ff4e2bf984d

    Also reported that the restaurant was packed Sunday night because of a Birthday party.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

  3. #3
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    Jan 2014

    Daily Mail

    There has been no claim of responsibility for Sunday night's attack at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant, which was often packed with foreign nationals who went there to watch football.

    Foreign minister Alpha Barry told AFP that the "terrorist" attack in the capital Ouagadougou killed seven locals and at least eight foreigners including one Frenchman; one Canadian woman; male victims from Senegal, Niger, Lebanon and Turkey; and two Kuwaiti women.

    Three victims remain unidentified, he said.

    Separately, Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said two Canadians were among the victims.


    The restaurant is just 200 metres (220 yards) from a hotel and cafe targeted in an assault in January 2016 that left 30 people dead and 71 wounded, many of them foreigners. That attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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  4. #4
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    Oct 2009
    Two Canadians among 18 people killed in Burkina Faso extremist attack

    This image taken from video, early Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, shows an armoured vehicle driving down a street after an attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years. (@Yabsi1er via AP)
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis centre asking about her colleagues.

    "I just want to go to the hospital and see who is still alive," the distraught young woman, who was still dressed in her uniform, said early Monday. "I am calling them in vain, no response."

    The death toll rose to 18 and authorities said many of the victims were children dining with their families on a Sunday night at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant when horror struck once again in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou. At least 22 people were wounded
    Eight of the dead in Sunday's attack were citizens of Burkina Faso, authorities said. Three Lebanese and two Canadians were also killed, according to the victims' respective foreign ministries. Other victims came from Kuwait, Senegal, Nigeria, Turkey and France, state prosecutor Maizan Sereme said.
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