MOSCOW, November 21. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to the President of the Republic of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in connection with the death of the citizens of Mali and several other countries as a result of a terrorist attack on a hotel in Bamako, reports the press service of the Kremlin.
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The Russian foreign Ministry: among those killed in the terrorist attack in Mali there are Russian citizens
“Inhuman crime committed in the capital of Mali, and reaffirms that terrorism knows no boundaries and poses a real danger to the world, its victims are people of different nationalities and religions, and to counter this threat is possible only on the basis of the broadest possible international cooperation,” the telegram reads.
Putin conveyed words of sincere sympathy and support to the families and friends of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to all who suffered at the hands of militants.
The terrorist attack in Bamako
On Friday in Bamako has been an attack on the Radisson. Extremists took hostage a 170 – 140 guests and 30 employees of the hotel. The special forces of the armed forces of Mali with the support of French forces in the second half of the day went to storm the building and pushed the squad attackers on the upper floors, where he continued in an intense fight. At this time took place the output of the hostages from the hotel, which was held with the participation of two dozen American military. Responsibility for the attack was taken by the grouping of “al-Murabitun”.
As stated by the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the victims of the attack were 19 people, seven more were injured. Were also destroyed two militants.
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