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Mali arrests ‘planner’ of deadly hotel attack

Published 22/04/2016 The Mauritainian man is said to be a key planner of the Mali hotel attack Mali’s intelligence service says it has arrested a key figure behind last year’s deadly attack on a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako, who was also plotting attacks on Western targets this weekend.

The General Directorate of State Security said the Mauritanian man, identified as Fawaz Ould Ahmeida, was a main planner of the November 20 attack on the Radisson Blu hotel that left 20 people dead.

Share Go To It also linked him to an attack last month on the European Union military training mission’s headquarters in Bamako.

Ivory Coast hotel shooting: Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs kill at …

A beach resort in the Ivory Coast has come under attack from gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs, according to reports.

At least eleven dead have been killed including a five-year-old child as a result of the assault on a hotel in the coastal city Grand-Bassam, it is reported.

Some witnesses said the attackers were shouting “alluha akbar” during the rampage

Is Mali safe to visit?

Is Mali safe to visit?

With a siege taking place at a hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, we outline the Foreign Office’s advice for those wishing to see the country Is Mali safe to visit?

The Foreign Office advises against all travel to the provinces of Tombouctou, Kidal, Gao and Mopti, and parts of the Kayes, Koulikoro and Segou, as shown on the map 1 below, and all but essential travel to the rest of the country, including the capital Bamako, where 170 people are being held hostage 2 at a hotel.

Manchester City vs Roma, pre-season friendly

Raheem Sterling scored on his first appearance for Manchester City since his 49 million transfer from Liverpool earlier this summer.

The England forward finished tidily after being put clean through on goal in the opening three minutes of Manchester City’s pre-season game with Roma in Melbourne.

Goals from Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, and Miralem Pjanic for Roma, meant the game was destined to finish in 2-1 to Manchester City before Adem Ljajic curled a free-kick past Joe Hart to take the game to penalties.