Gunmen takes 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali

2015-11-20 12:19

Bamako - Gunmen have attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako and taken 170 people hostage.

The Rezidor Hotel Group, which operates the Radisson Blu, said on Friday that two people had taken 140 guests and 30 employees as hostages.

A group of men drove to the hotel in a car with diplomatic plates, entered the building and went up to a higher floor, hotel security sources said.

They forced a door open and shots were heard.

Security forces stormed the area.

"Our safety and security teams and our corporate team are in constant contact with the local authorities in order offer any support possible to reinstate safety and security at the hotel," the hotel group said.

Radisson Blu is popular among Westerners, including Air France staff.

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