Mali hotel attack: Hunt for three suspects


Nov 21, 2015-

Malian security forces are hunting three suspects connected to the attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, on Friday, in which 19 people were killed.

Two militants were also killed, after special forces stormed the hotel.

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has declared a state of emergency and three days of national mourning.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its affiliate, al-Murabitoun, said they carried out the attack.

Gunmen entered the upscale Radisson Blu hotel on Friday morning, shooting as their vehicle broke through a security barrier, one eyewitness said.

More than 130 hotel guests and staff were later freed when Malian special forces, French special forces and off-duty US servicemen stormed the hotel to break the siege.

Published: 21-11-2015 16:57

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