Several people were killed when 10 Al Qaeda terrorists stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital. The gunmen, armed with grenades and AK-47s, burst into the hotel and were reportedly screaming “Allahu Akbar” as they fired on people and took hostages. The attackers took 170 hostages inside the Bamako resort, but released any Muslims who were able to recite the Koran.
Mali troops, along with U.S. Special Forces and a military unit from France, launched a rescue operation and were able to free many of the hostages (including six Americans), while killing at several of the terrorists.
6 Americans among those rescued after gunmen storm luxury hotel in Mali, killing at least 18 https://t.co/zBDF66R1WT pic.twitter.com/U8My5hYX9O
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 20, 2015
The troops are continuing battling the rest of the terrorists who are holed up in the hotel.
Al-Mourabitoun, an African Jihadist group affiliated with al Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the Mali attack.