'Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for terror attack in Mali resort' @investorseurope | Humanitarian & Cultural Causes in Africa | Scoop.it
A new alliance of Islamist militant groups linked to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least five people at a luxury resort in Mali. The assailants stormed the Le Campement hotel on Sunday afternoon, opening fire on guests and battling with French and Malian special forces deployed to try to free those trapped inside. Mali's Security Ministry said in a statement late on Monday that four of the dead were guests and one was a local soldier who died in the firefight.