Mali hotel attack: ‘170 hostages seized’ in Bamako – BBC News

Gunmen have launched an attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Mali’s capital, Bamako. Two people have locked in 140 guests and 30 employees in “a hostage-taking situation”, the hotel’s owners said in a statement. Police have surrounded the hotel, which the gunmen entered shooting, and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic, a security source told Reuters. BBC’s Thomas Fessi reports from Dakar.

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