Mali hotel attack
80 of the 170 hostages freed, 3 dead New Delhi,20 November: 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.
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 one witness tothe police. There are 20 Indians in the five-star hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako where gunmen on Friday took 170 people hostage, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.