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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