A soldier stands guard outside the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Monday, Jan. 18 , 2016. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Several people have been detained and are being questioned in connection with the weekend attack on a hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso's capital that killed about 30 people, the country's security minister said Tuesday.Minister of Security Simon Compaore would not give details, citing an ongoing investigation.He and Foreign Affairs Minister Alpha Barry also met with diplomats, reassuring them that Burkina Faso will remain a safe place despite the attack by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.Barry said that despite attacks, Burkina Faso will prevail.Barry cited the success of international cooperation during the attack that began Friday and ended Saturday after Burkina Faso and French forces killed three attackers.
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