Photos: Mali Hotel attack ends leaving 27 people dead


27 people including a French diplomat and six Chinese nationals have
been confirmed dead from the terror attack that occurred at the Radisson
Blu hotel in Bamako, the Malian capital this morning. For several
hours, militants armed with grenades and AK-47held 170 people hostage
inside the 5 star hotel after arriving in a car with a diplomatic plate

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They started releasing hostages once they could recite a verse in the
Holy Koran. Three of the extremists were killed. The al-Qaeda affiliated
group Al-Mourabitoun, based in the Sahara of northern Mali, have
claimed responsibility for the attack. The death toll in the attack
currently stands at 27, with 12 bodies found in the basement and another
15 on the second floor.

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