Gunmen take 170 hostages in attack on Mali hotel

Gunmen have launched an attack on a Radisson hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, seizing about 170 people in an ongoing hostage-taking that has left at least three people dead.

A spokesman for the Malian security ministry told AFP that security forces are storming the hotel and at least a dozen hostages have been freed after the attack by “two or three” assailants.

The spokesman said at least three hostages had been killed. Their identities were not yet known. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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