US NRI woman killed in Mali terrorist attack

INTERESdattarAnita Ashok Datar, 41, is the sole US citizen among some 27 people killed in a deadly siege on Radisson Blu hotel in Mali.

In a statement Ms Datar’s family said they are devastated by the news that she had been killed in a senseless act of violence and terrorism.

Anita Datar lived in Takoma Park, Maryland. She was born in western Massachusetts and grew up in New Jersey. She worked in Senegal for two years with the Peace Corps and spent much of her career working to advance global health and international development.

Armed extremists stormed the Radisson Blu locking in 170 people and killing at east 27. 20 captured Indians were evacuated without any harm.