Police Held Two Over Mali Attack


Bamako: Malian Special Forces arrested two suspects over the siege at a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako that left 20 people dead along with two assailants, security sources said.

“Two suspects linked to the attack last week at the Radisson hotel have just been arrested and they are being interrogated,” one of the sources said.

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Armed Islamic extremists on Friday last week stormed a deluxe hotel locking in 170 people, killing at least 22 of them, while 20 captured Indians were evacuated without any harm.

Nine hours after the siege of the Radisson Blue hotel in Mali’s capital town by extremists in a hail of fire from automatic guns, security minister Salif Traore announced the end of the hostage crisis after two gunmen were killed by security forces