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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.

Mali hotel gunmen named by extremist group

Published 23/11/2015 Tight security surrounds the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali (AP) The Islamic extremist group that said it was behind Friday’s assault on a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital has issued a new statement identifying the two gunmen.