Survivors rescued from site of deadly attack in Mali

August 8, 2015 3:18 PM

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Survivors rescued from site of deadly attack in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali -- Mali's special forces early Saturday rescued four people who hid in a hotel for nearly 24 hours after Islamic extremists stormed the building and launched a rare attack far from their northern strongholds that killed nine people, officials said.

The four rescued U.N. employees are two South Africans, a Russian and a Ukrainian, said U.N. mission in Mali spokeswoman Radhia Achouri.

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