A still image captured from a video on Mali state television Nov. 23, 2015, appears to show two seemingly dead men, believed to be the "authors" of an attack by Islamist militants on a luxury hotel in Bamako. Reuters

Police have detained two individuals suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on a hotel in Mali's capital of Bamako, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. The hotel in the former French colony came under siege Nov. 20 by radical Islamists, who first took 170 people hostage and then killed 22 of them.

The assault came just one week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, where at least 130 people were slain. Besides sparking anxiety throughout the Western world, those attacks provoked France into intensifying its airstrikes in Syria, where the Islamic State group has its main center of operations. The militant group formerly known as either ISIL or ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks in France.