Display:

Suspected jihadists attack Mali resort popular with foreigners

BAMAKO, Mali -- Suspected jihadists launched an attack Sunday on a hotel resort in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends.

Religious extremism in Mali once was limited to northern areas, although in recent years the jihadists have spread violence farther south, including a devastating attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako in November 2015. "Avoid vulnerable locations with poor security measures in place, including hotels, restaurants, and churches," it said.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte