Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 04:50 PM
Nearly 170 tourists, mostly Americans, have been taken hostage by terrorists, at Hotel Raddisson Blue in Bamako, capital of Mali in West Africa. Two gunman entered the hotel, using firearms. They locked the tourists in and were attempting to take nearly 30 of the hotel staff as hostages. The American Embassy in Mali has been informed. Security around the hotel has been tightened. Gunshots and explosions can still be heard from inside, locals said. The terrorists are suspected to be of Boko Haram group.