As reports "Bi-bi-si", from the premises of the hotel were shots fired. "It happens on the seventh floor, the jihadist shooting in a corridor", - told the witnesses. It is noted that the police blocked nearby hotel blocks.
It is estimated that the result of the attack killed several people, including hotel staff and guests.
The company that owns the Radisson Blu has announced that the hostages are not less than 170 people. "They have taken hostage around 140 guests and 30 hotel workers. Therefore, the hotel entrance is locked, there is no way to enter or exit," said a spokesman for the group of hotels.
According to reliable information France24, the criminals arrived at the hotel in a car with diplomatic plates. They quietly entered the hotel, went upstairs, and then began to shoot.
It is noted that the resort is very popular among residents of other countries working in the capital of Mali. In the former French colonies are about 3 thousand military who are engaged in operations against Islamists associated with "al-Qaeda".
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