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 27 people killed in hotel attack in Mali, - media

At least 27 people have been killed in an attack by Islamists in the capital of Mali Bamako.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.

According to an eyewitness cited by Le Figaro, 12 bodies were lying on the first floor of the hotel, another 15 victims - on the second floor of the building.

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On Friday morning, two gunmen opened fire at Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako and took about 170 people hostages. In the evening, all hostages were released after an assault by special forces of Mali and France.

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According to media reports, the responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Al-Mourabitoun group close to al-Qaeda.

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