Location of Mali's president unknown after coup

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 9:09 p.m. CDT; updated 9:58 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 22, 2012

BAMAKO, Mali — Drunk soldiers looted Mali's presidential palace hours after they declared a coup on Thursday, suspending the constitution and dissolving the institutions of one of the few established democracies in this troubled corner of Africa.