"Two suspects linked to the attack last week at the Radisson hotel have just been arrested and they are being interrogated," one of the sources told.

The identity of the suspects and their alleged role in Friday's jihadist attack on the 190-room Radisson Blu hotel was not immediately known.

Another security source said a telephone had led to the capture of the two, but gave no further details.

Armed men held 170 guests and staff in a siege that lasted about nine hours last Friday before Malian and international forces stormed the hotel.

Twenty people were killed, including 14 foreigners, along with two assailants, while nine people were wounded.

The Al-Murabitoun group, an Al-Qaeda affiliate led by notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed  it was behind the deadly raid.

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