One gunman killed and two detained during the attack on a hotel in Bamako (capital of Mali), where is the military mission of the European Union, reports Reuters.
“One of the attackers killed. We check the bag he was carrying. It can be explosives,” he said on air of the state television by the Minister of internal Affairs of Mali Colonel Salif Traore.
“Two suspects detained and are being interrogated”, he added.
Earlier it was reported that the attack on the hotel Nord-Sud, which houses the framework of the EU training of Malian army, occurred on Monday, March 21. “The attackers tried to break through the entrance, and the guards in front of the entrance opened fire. One assailant was killed. The shooting continued several minutes, — the eyewitness told.
20 November 2015 a group of terrorists attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako. Hostages of the militants was 170 people. Responsibility for the attack claimed close to “al-Qaeda” group “al-Murabitun”. Malian authorities have reported the deaths of 19 people. Among the victims of the attack were Russian.