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Officers evacuate bodies of victims from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako on Nov. 20, 2015, after the assault of security forces
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Authorities in Mali on Thursday apprehended two suspects in connection with last week’s attack at a hotel in the country’s capital Bamako in which at least 20 people were killed, the BBC reported.

The nature of the two detainees’ involvement in last Friday’s attack, when a pair of gunmen held 170 people hostage at Bamako’s Radisson Blu Hotel, is not yet clear.

Two rival terrorist groups, both affiliated with al-Qaeda, have claimed responsibility for the attack, as has a Malian militant group called the Macina Liberation Front (LWF).

However, none of these claims have been verified.


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