Mali and neighbours in mourning as siege hotel yields clues

A Malian police officer stands guard as municipal workers clean outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 22, 2015 two days after a deadly attackMali began three days of national mourning Monday for the victims of a jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left at least 19 dead, with neighbouring Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea joining in solidarity. “The investigation is advancing,” said prosecutor Boubacar Sidiki Samake, who is in charge of the anti-terrorist probe. The police found a suitcase with grenades in the hotel lobby and were following up “several leads” linked to “objects” left by the gunmen, a Malian police source told AFP.

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