Al-Qaeda affiliated group claims Mali attack

by Reuters
Friday, 20 November 2015 15:00 GMT

CAIRO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - (Repeats to additional subscribers) An African Jihadist group affiliated with al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Friday for the attack and ongoing hostage-taking at a business hotel in the Malian capital Bamako.

Al-Mourabitoun, a group based in northern Mali and made up mostly of Tuaregs and Arabs, posted a message on Twitter saying it was behind the attack on the Radisson Blu hotel, where hostages are still being held.

The claim could not immediately be verified.

(Reporting by Ali Abdelatti; Writing by Luke Baker)

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