Soldiers seized President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from his home in a dramatic power grab following months of protests demanding his ouster.
Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar may have died from strangulation.
Malian security forces rescued dozens of people and killed five militants involved in the attack.
BAMAKO, March 21 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen attacked a hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Monday that had been converted
Then I went to the Death Market. It's not all gross gore -- I did find one living thing in the Witchdoctor market... Penny
France will shortly be engaged in rebuilding Mali, a country twice the size of Texas. Does the U.S. really want to join in another nation-building exercise, in a Muslim country, on a continent where Americans are not welcome?
Whilst equipment, intelligence, training and support from American, British and French special forces will add steel to the operation, it will nevertheless involve difficult desert fighting conditions against a well-armed enemy.
This has all been a long time coming. In northern Mali, a growing Touareg rebellion has created tens of thousands of refugees and has displaced many more than that. Yet this rebellion is far different from the rebellions of past decades.
Three armoured vehicles stood in the street blocking the main entrance to the palace of President Amadou Toumani Toure. A