Following a crisis cabinet session presided over by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the government 'declared a state of emergency across the nation' starting yesterday for 10 days, a statement read on national radio said.

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It also called for three days of mourning for the victims of the attack, which was claimed by the Al-Murabitoun group of notorious Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar in an audio recording broadcast by Al-Jazeera television.

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