6 Canadians killed in Burkina Faso attacks: PM

Updated: 2016-01-17 08:16


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OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Saturday that six Canadians were killed in the terrorist attacks in Quagadougou, Burkina Faso.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the prime minister said "Canada strongly condemns the deadly attacks that took place in Quagadougou, Burkina Faso."

"On behalf of all Canadians, we offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all those killed and a speedy recovery to all those injured," he said, "we are deeply saddended by these senseless acts of violence on innocent civilians."

"We have offered assistance to the Burkinabe authorities in their investigation of this terrible crime," he added.

At least 28 people from 18 nationalities were killed and many others injured in the terrorist attacks on a luxury hotel in Quagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday.