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November 20, 2015 11:20 am

Security Forces Begin Counterassault After 3 Killed, Dozens Taken Hostage at Mali Hotel

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At least three people were killed in the attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital. Photo: Screenshot.

At least three people were killed in the attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital. Photo: Screenshot.

Security forces have reportedly begun a counterassault on a hotel in the capital of the West African nation of Mali, where officials say gunmen took dozens of hostages and killed at least three people Friday morning.

The situation began around 7 a.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, when two or three attackers stormed the hotel, firing guns and taking a number of hostages, officials said.

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