Mali hostage siege: Up to 170 hostages held at luxury hotel after 12 gunmen storm building

November 20, 2015 9:30 AM

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Mali hostage siege: Up to 170 hostages held at luxury hotel after 12 gunmen storm building

Gunmen attacked a luxury hotel frequented by foreigners in Mali's capital Bamako early on Friday and are believed to be holding up to 170 hostages, a senior source with the security forces and witnesses said.

Local website Malikahere reports that a "dozen men screamed Allah Akbar at the time of the attack".

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