Secretary-General condemns "heinous terrorist attacks" in Burkina Faso

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The UN Secretary-General has condemned what he called the "heinous terrorist attacks" carried out in Burkina Faso on Friday.

The attacks reportedly left more than 25 people dead, with many others wounded.

Veronica Reeves has the story.

The attacks took place on Friday evening in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. 

The violence was centered in and around the Splendid Hotel, which is popular with foreigners. 

Indeed, those killed reportedly came from at least 18 different countries.

In a statement issued in response to the attacks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon extended his "deepest condolences to the families of the victims". 

Mr Ban said the UN remained committed to fighting terrorism in West Africa, and elsewhere in the world. 

He urged the government of Burkina Faso to do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice.

Veronica Reeves, United Nations.

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