Mali army commander: About 20 hostages freed from Bamako hotel seized by gunmen

November 20, 2015 10:00 AM

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BAMAKO, Mali – A Malian army commander says about 20 hostages have been released from a hotel in the capital that was seized by gunmen throwing grenades.

The gunmen had seized about 170 hostages on Friday morning at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Military commander Modibo Naman Traore told The Associated Press that about 20 hostages were freed later in the morning.

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