Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali on November 20, 2015
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Mali hotel attack: 'No more hostages', after special forces move in

An attack by suspected Islamist militants who took 170 people hostage at Radisson Blue Hotel in the Malian capital is over, US officials say.

The National Security Council condemned the "heinous attack".

Malian officials earlier said militants had "no more hostages" and special forces were chasing them. Reports suggest at least 27 people were killed.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its offshoot al-Murabitoun said they carried out the attack.

A UN official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said 12 bodies were found in the basement and 15 on the second floor.

Thomas Fessy reports.

  • 20 Nov 2015
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