2 Indians among 126 rescued from Burkina Faso restaurant

2 Indians among 126 rescued from Burkina Faso restaurant

Two Indians are among 126 people freed from a restaurant in Burkina Faso that was taken under siege by al Qaeda linked gunmen who killed at least 23 people from 18 countries today.

"Two Indians -Viraj and Satya -were in the hotel under siege by terrorists. Both are safely out," the External Affairs Ministry Spokesman said.

The jihadist gunmen attacked a top hotel and a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso, before security forces ended the siege and killed four assailants.

A total of 126 people were freed, including 33 wounded, from the four-star Splendid hotel, popular with Westerners and UN personnel, after security forces retook the 147-room facility and the Cappuccino restaurant nearby in the early hours this morning, according to the officials there.

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