Nov 20, 2015: Dozens of hostages, exceeding 170 were held by gunmen in a Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali today. Our sources in Bamako say at least 30 people may have been killed, a figure likely to rise in the . The hotel is used by foreign guests, including foreign airline staffers and UN workers. An interior ministry spokesman reported that the gunmen, possibly up to six, were no longer in control, information that could not be verified. Two of them are said to have been killed.
After storming the hotel, the gunmen released a group of 80, but also killed at least three.
It is unclear who perpetrated the attack. Although there is no shortage of attackers, news agencies say Al-Mourabitoun, linked to Mokhtar Belmokhtar, has claimed it.
An assault against the attackers took place, involving security forces from Mali, France, the UN and others.