Mali Says It Arrests Planner of Deadly Hotel Assault

April 22, 2016 12:26 AM

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Mali's intelligence service says it has arrested a Mauritanian man behind a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in the capital, Bamako, last November.

The General Directorate of State Security said in a statement late Thursday that the man, identified as Fawaz Ould Ahmeida, was a main planner of the Nov. 20 attack on the Radisson Blu hotel that left 20 dead.

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