A 41-year-old woman from Takoma Park was killed in Friday's terror attack on a hotel in Mali.
The State Department confirmed Anita Datar was among at least 20 killed in the attack in a hotel in Mali's capital — the only American known to have died in the violence.
In a statement, family members say Datar's life was devoted to helping others. The family said she was a senior manager at Palladium International Development and the mother of a young son.
The family said everything Datar did, "she did to help others - as a mother, public health expert, daughter, sister and friend."
But of "all her accomplishments," it said, "she was most...