ap7am logo
Logo Bar bseindia nse-india msn yahoo youtube facebook google thehindu bbc ndtv v6 ABN NTv Tv9 etv namasthetelangaana sakshi andhrajyothy eenadu ap7am bhakti espncricinfo wikipedia twitter

Gunmen hold 170 hostage at Mali hotel, three killed

Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 04:18 PM
Hyderabad, Nov 20: At least three people were killed on Friday as gunmen took 170 people hostage inside a five-star hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako.

The Radisson Blu hotel chain said two armed men locked in 140 guests and 30 employees, CNN reported.

The victims comprised two Malian citizens and a French national, authorities said.

The armed men came in a diplomatic vehicle earlier in the day, firing as they entered the hotel, said witness Amadou Keita, who works at a cultural centre nearby.

The firing went on for several minutes, he said.

Malian soldiers with help from UN troops surrounded the hotel.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the incident.

The Radisson Blu hotel is about 15 minutes away from Bamako Senou International Airport.
Agency: Ap7am Desk

Feedback Form

Your IP address: