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Amnesty says photographer, driver die in Burkina Faso attack

January 19, 2016 5:37 A.M.

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Amnesty International says a French-Moroccan photographer who was wounded in the attack by extremists on a hotel in Burkina Faso has died of a heart attack.

The human rights group says Leila Alaoui was being treated in a hospital after being shot twice, and suffered a heart attack while awaiting medical evacuation.

Amnesty International said Tuesday that its driver, Mahamadi Ouedraogo, was killed in his car. Ouedraogo was a father of four and had accompanied staff and consultants on missions in Burkina Faso since 2008.

Alaoui was in Burkina Faso for a photography assignment on women's rights.

Amnesty has condemned "the vicious attack on civilians in Ouagadougou."

Officials say about 30 people were killed.

The Associated Press

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