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Burkina Faso in mourning following attacks

The first of three days of national mourning have begun in the West African state of Burkina Faso, after at least 28 people were killed in an attack by Islamist militants.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has said it carried out the attack, which began on Friday night.

Thomas Fessy reports from Ouagadougou

  • 17 Jan 2016
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