Security forces outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali.
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Gunmen seize hostages at a hotel in Bamako, Mali

Gunmen shouting Islamic slogans have attacked an international hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, and taken 170 people hostage.

They arrived in a vehicle early on Friday, firing shots and forced their way inside; one report spoke of gunmen firing in the corridor of the seventh floor.

The BBC's West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy reports.

  • 20 Nov 2015