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Friday, November 20, 2015

At least 3 hostages killed in Mali siege, 20 freed


At least three hostages were killed Friday as jihadists besieged a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako, the country’s security ministry said, adding that security forces were now storming the establishment.

Gunmen went on the rampage at the Radisson Blu hotel and took 170 people hostage, the second such attack on a hotel in Mali since August.

Military commander Modibo Naman Traore told The Associated Press that about 20 hostages were freed later in the morning. (READ MORE)