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Jihadist group Ansar Dine claims deadly attack on UN base in Mali

Bamako - The jihadist group Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith) told AFP it was responsible for Saturday's attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and a civilian contractor.

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

Bamako - Two UN peacekeepers and a contractor died in a rocket attack Saturday on a UN base in northeast Mali claimed by the jihadist Ansar Dine group, a week after a deadly siege at a Bamako hotel shocked the country.

Belmokhtar, 'The Uncatchable' desert jihadist

Bamako - Wily one-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose jihadists have claimed an assault on a luxury Mali hotel, shot to global notoriety with a spectacular assault on an Algerian gas field two years ago, but had long been known as "The Uncatchable".

Mali and neighbours in mourning as siege hotel yields clues

Bamako - Mali Monday started three days of national mourning for the victims of the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead in the capital Bamako, with neighbouring Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea joining in a show of solidarity.

Mali attack probe deepens as siege hotel yields clues

Bamako - Malian investigators Sunday stepped up the hunt for suspects wanted over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead in the capital Bamako, where residents were seeking to return to normal life.

Mali hunting at least three suspects over hotel attack: Source

Bamako - At least three people suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that killed 21 people were being hunted down Saturday, a security source said.

Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

Bamako - Mali was hunting Saturday for suspects wanted over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead, mostly foreigners, as the president warned that no one in the world could hide from terrorism.

Mali declares 10-day state of emergency following hotel attack

Bamako - Mali's government declared a 10-day nationwide state of emergency Friday evening after a jihadist attack on a hotel in the capital Bamako that left least 27 people dead.

At least three dead as gunmen seize 170 hostages at Mali hotel

Bamako - At least three hostages were killed as gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, seizing 170 guests and staff, the security ministry said.

Spoils of peace undermining stability in Mali

Bamako - Three months after the completion of a peace deal to end decades of conflict in northern Mali, stability remains an elusive dream undermined by tribal rivalries and internecine power struggles.

UN declares security zone around north Mali town after clashes

Bamako - UN peacekeepers said they would establish a 20-kilometre "security zone" around the town of Kidal in restive northern Mali with effect from Tuesday following deadly clashes between a pro-government group and Tuareg rebels.

Two wounded in Mali police outpost shooting

Bamako - A policeman and a civilian were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a police outpost in Mali's capital Bamako, an attack a minister insisted was an "isolated act".

Mali seeks answers after deadly hotel siege

Bamako - Malian authorities Sunday sought to identify the perpetrators of a hotel siege in the central town of Sevare that ended with the deaths of at least 12 people including five UN workers.

At least 12 killed as Mali hotel siege ends

Bamako - At least 12 people including four foreign UN contractors died in a hostage siege at a hotel in central Mali that ended after government troops stormed the building.

Foreigners rescued as Mali hotel siege leaves seven dead

Bamako - Five foreigners have been evacuated and a "number" of hostages freed after they were trapped by gunmen in a hotel standoff with soldiers in central Mali that left at least seven people dead, military sources said early Saturday.

Several foreigners held hostage, eight killed in Mali hotel attack

Bamako - A Ukrainian hostage managed to escape from the "four or five terrorists" who were still barricaded inside the hotel in Sevare, telling soldiers that he had been with three South Africans and a Russian when the shooting began.

Mali arrests five over Qaeda attack that killed 11 soldiers

Bamako - Malian forces arrested five people suspected of involvement in an attack that left 11 soldiers dead, but the release of a former top jihadist sparked outrage among human rights groups.

11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp: Government

Bamako - Eleven soldiers were killed Monday in a "terrorist" attack on their camp in northern Mali's Timbuktu region, a government statement said, an assault claimed by Al-Qaeda's front group in the region.

Mali troops destroy jihadist camps near I.Coast border: Military

Bamako - Malian troops destroyed two jihadist camps and arrested 15 suspected militants in the latest operation combatting radical Islamist groups near the southern border with Ivory Coast, military sources said.

UN asks ICC to investigate destruction of Mali mausoleums

Goundam - The UN's cultural wing has reported the destruction of precious mausoleums during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali to the International Criminal Court, its head said on a visit to witness their reconstruction.
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