Mali PM has announced his resignation -official at state TV

BAMAKO Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:20am EST

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BAMAKO Dec 11 (Reuters) - Mali's Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra has announced his resignation hours after being arrested by soldiers, a senior official at the West African nation's state television said.

Diarra announced he had stepped down in a statement broadcast on state television early on Tuesday morning, according to Alassane Souleymane, a senior official at the broadcaster.