BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The latest on the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako. (All times local):
Germany’s foreign minister says four of his country’s citizens survived the siege in Bamako unharmed.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier says no Germans are known to have been injured in the attack
He paid tribute late Friday to Malian security forces and French forces who supported them in freeing the hostages.
Steinmeier said “today’s terrorist attack makes clear again that there’s still a long way to go before Mali is stabilized and that Islamic terrorism in the region hasn’t been defeated yet.”
He also reiterated that Germany is prepared to increase its involvement in Mali and the region. Germany currently has nine soldiers in Mali as part of the Minusma mission, and 200 as part of the EUTM training mission.