Six Canadians killed in Burkina Faso were humanitarian workers: CBC

Gunmen stormed hotel, killed 28
By Jeffrey Hodgson
|safety-reporter.com|Last Updated: 01/18/2016

TORONTO, (Reuters) — Six Canadian citizens killed when gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday were in the country to do humanitarian work, the CBC News reported on Sunday.

The six people included a family of four from the community of Beauport, Que., who were involved with a religious congregation and in Africa to help build a school, the report said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed on Saturday that six citizens were among those killed in the attack, but did not identify them. But the Quebec government confirmed the six people killed were from the French-speaking Canadian province.

Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital Ouagadougou on Saturday, a day after al Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed at least 28 people from at least 18 countries and marked a major escalation of Islamist militancy in West Africa.

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