Two held over Mali hotel attack
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 27, 2015
Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed twenty people, the security ministry said. At least two armed men launched a dawn raid on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako last week Friday, killing six Russians, three Chinese and an American among others, in the worst jihadist strike on the West African country in years.
The siege ended hours later when Malian commandos stormed the hotel and freed 170 hostages. Two attackers were killed. Three Islamist militant groups – al Qaeda in the Islamic
Maghreb (AQMI), its splinter group al Mourabitoun and Massina Liberation Front (MLF) – have claimed the strike. Security analysts say they could be collaborating.