Al Qaeda group claims responsibility for Burkina hotel siege | Reuters

DAKAR Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said on Friday it was responsible for an ongoing attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital, SITE Intelligence Group reported.

A senior member of their ultra hardline group had called in December for Muslims in several countries, including Burkina Faso, to wage jihad. AQIM, along with two other groups, also claimed responsibility for killing 20 people and taking hostages in the capital of neighbouring Mali in November.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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Updated Date: Jan 16, 2016 05:00:14 IST

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