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US laments terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso

18 January 2016, 08:05

Lagos - The United States has condemned the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso.

An attack at a hotel left 25 people dead while another attack on a gendarmerie patrol near a mining town killed two people.

John Kirby, Spokesperson of the Bureau of the US Public Affairs, extending his country's condolences to the family of Michael James Riddering, a US citizen killed in the violence.

Also Read: Burkina Faso begins 3 days mourning after al-Qaida attack

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time, as they are with all those affected by this brutality."

He said Embassy personnel were in touch with local authorities as they continued to assess the situation and are working to assist all US citizens in the area.

"We stand with the Burkinabe people against terrorism and extremism. We will continue to support our partners in Africa to combat this shared and lethal threat."

- CAJ News


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