Saturday, November 28, 2020

Two men sentenced to death over attacks on foreigners in Mali

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A court in Mali has sentenced two men to death over attacks that targeted foreigners in the capital in 2015.

At least 25 people died when gunmen stormed a nightclub in Bamako in March of that year and the Radisson Blu hotel in November.

One of the defendants told the court he was proud of his part in the attacks, which were claimed by a jihadist group.

It was a rare trial of jihadists in a country which has been fighting an Islamist insurgency since 2012.

French soldiers have been helping the Malian army, but the government has not been able to take full control of the country.