Mali wakes up to state of emergency after assault on hotel in capital kills at least 20

November 21, 2015 8:15 AM

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BAMAKO, Mali – Malians woke up Saturday to a state of emergency after Friday's shocking assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital, which a military commander said killed at least 20 people plus two assailants.

The attack was claimed by an extremist group led by notorious Algerian militant Moktar Belmoktar, according to a statement carried by Al-Jazeera that also described coordination with Al-Qaida's "Sahara Emirate."

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