Mali hotel attacked, 170 hostages taken

The U.S. and French embassies in Mali are asking citizens to stay where they are after gunmen storm a popular hotel.

Men armed with guns and grenades shouted “God is great” as they into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital Friday morning. At

People run to flee from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The company that runs the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital says assailants have takenhostages in a brazen assault involving grenades. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)
People run from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali.  (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)

last report, 170 people, both guests and employees, were being held hostage.Three people are dead.

Some guests were able to get away, and others were released.

In an interview with the Associated Press, France’s national gendarme service confirmed that members of an elite police forec are en route from Paris to Bamako.

We’ll continue to post updates as they become available.

 

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