The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has expressed the AU's solidarity with the people and the government of Burkina Faso in these difficult circumstances, according to a statement from the pan-African bloc, Xinhua reported.
"The African Union will continue its advocacy efforts to sensitize the international community on the imperative of an international engagement that is commensurate with the threat confronting the countries of the region, said the chairperson", the statement added.
"The attacks are a further illustration of the seriousness of the scourge of terrorism in the Sahel (an arid region in central Africa), as well as of the urgency of a more sustained international action in support of the efforts of the countries of the region", it said.
Also, 29 people were killed when militants stormed the Splendid Hotel, popular with Western diplomats in the city in 2016.
Last year in August, suspected extremists killed at least 18 people during a raid on a restaurant in Ouagadougou. (ANI)