Islamic extremists attack hotel in Mali’s capital

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France’s President Francois Hollande says France is ready to help Mali with all means necessary in the wake of the hotel attack in the capital, Bamako.

Islamic extremists attack hotel in Mali’s capital


 HAROUNA TRAORE & BABA AHMED, Associated Press
Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages, authorities said.
The Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel group that operates the hotel said early on that the assailants had “locked in” 140 guests and 30 employees.
Malian troops reacted quickly. As people ran for their lives near the hotel along a dirt road,...


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