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    Burkina Faso Restaurant Attack Leaves 20 Dead

    Motorcycle-riding gunmen have killed at least 20 people and wounded several more after opening fire on a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, where 30 died after 170 were taken hostage at a nearby café in January 2016. The government’s treating the assault as a terrorist attack, and there are fears that al-Qaida affiliates may be involved. While several African nations have collaborated on a multinational force to battle terrorism in the region, it’s not expected to be operational until later this year.

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