Breaking: Gunmen Chanting ISIS Slogans Set Off Explosives, Take Hostages At UN Hotel In Burkina Faso (Photos)

Breaking: Gunmen Chanting ISIS Slogans Set Off Explosives, Take Hostages At UN Hotel In Burkina Faso (Photos)

Car bombs have exploded and gunfire has been heard during a suspected ISIS attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso.

Masked gunmen stormed the Splendid Hotel in the capital Ouagadougou at around 7.30pm tonight following a series of explosions.

Breaking: Gunmen Chanting ISIS Slogans Set Off Explosives, Take Hostages At UN Hotel In Burkina Faso (Photos)

The hotel is frequently used by UN staff and Western visitors.

There are reports of hostages being taken.Witnesses said the gunmen stormed the hotel, burning cars outside and firing in the air to drive back crowds before security forces arrived, prompting an intense exchange of gunfire.