Hostages in the hotel Radisson Blu, located in the center of Bamako, in addition to local inhabitants, were residents of the United States, France and China. To the best knowledge of the media, in the occupation of the premises was attended by 2 groups of terrorists. The emergency forces were sent to the French army.
In the Russian Embassy there is no information about the compatriots who could stay in the area at the time of the attack, informs LifeNews. It is noted that at the Radisson Blu stayed often Western officials and European diplomats. Currently verified information that, at the time of seizure of the buildings in it were high-ranking guests from France and the United States. The bulk of the 170 hostages are considered residents of these States directly. Also, in the clutches of the criminals was hit by a group of Chinese travelers.
According to Reuters, the indoors are more than 10 armed criminals. According to some, in the grip of participated 2 groups of terrorists: 10 the attackers could spend the night at the Radisson, then captured in the morning In the hotel often placed the crew members of Air France. But to date, it is unknown if the hotel has someone from the airline personnel.
It is estimated that 9 people were killed, among them personnel and guests of the hotel. The building can be about 170 people.
The hotel is extremely popular among residents of other countries working in the capital of Mali. In the former French colonies are about three thousand military conducting operations against the Islamists connected with "al-Qaeda".
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