Hotel siege in Mali

This item appears on page 18 of the January 2016 issue.

Militants occupied a popular hotel in the city of Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Nov. 20, holding at least 170 people hostage for nearly 24 hours. The militants killed 22 people and injured 14 before Mali security forces, with the assistance of visiting foreign soldiers from the US and France, recaptured the hotel. Two militants were killed and two more were detained.

Two Islamist groups claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials could not confirm either claim.