Suspected Boko Haram bombing kills at least 10 people and wounds dozens near Nigerian border, security sources say.
At least 27 dead as gunmen seize more than 100 at Mali hotel Malian security sources said at least 22 hostages had been killed, adding that French special forces were "participating in operations alongside Malians". Two US special forces troops who happened to be at the nearby US embassy for meetings assisted in the rescue of six Americans.
Mali Hotel Terror Attack: What to Know About Ex-French Colony The hotel hostage crisis in Mali took place 2,600 miles from Paris but the former French colony has already been targeted by terrorists angry at France for its campaigns against Islamic militant groups including ISIS. France still has troops in the African state after it launched a military operations against Islamic extremists in the north of the country in 2013.