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Mali West Africa: 27 Hostages Believed Dead As Gunmen Storm Raddisson Hotel

Alt News Reports

11.20.2015 9:30 am Pacific Time

Unidentified gunmen stormed into a Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako Mali, West Africa early on the morning on Nov. 20. The group were shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ as they entered the hotel lobby. The hotel company reported that 170 hostages were initially trapped inside. The standoff between the attackers and police forces is still ongoing. As of this report there have been 27 known casualties, although different news reporting agencies are reporting various casualty counts. It is being reported that all hostages have been rescued from the hotel. Among them were 6 Americans. The hotel may have been targeted due to the fact that French forces use Bamako as a logistics hub for  helping fight Islamist insurgents.

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