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    Putin: Mali Atrocity Proves Terrorism 'Knows No Borders'

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    The Russian president emphasized that the atrocities committed in the hotel in Mali proved that terrorism knows no borders.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that the deadly hostage crisis in Mali’s capital Bamako proved that terrorism did not care about national borders, in a message to the nation’s leader.

    "In the telegram, the Russian leader emphasized that the inhumane atrocity committed in the Malian capital city again confirmed that terrorism knows no borders and poses a real threat to the world," a Kremlin statement said Saturday.

    Putin's telegram to Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita continued that, "people of different faith and nationality fall prey to it [terrorism]" and urged to stand up against this threat as a broad international cooperation.

    On Friday, several armed militants took 170 people hostage at Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako. Malian and UN security forces conducted an anti-terrorist operation to free the hostages.

    According to the Mali leader, 19 people were killed in the attack and two militants died in the course of the siege. Another seven people were injured.

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