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    Shouting Allahu Akbar, Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali attacked; 170 hostages taken

    Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Mali's capital on Friday, killing at least three people and taking about 170 hostages in a city that serves as a logistics hub for French forces helping in a fight against Islamist insurgents. There was no immediate ...

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    The Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel group that operates the hotel said the assailants have "locked in" 140 guests and 30 employees.

    Some guests were able to escape the hotel. Monique Kouame Affoue Ekonde, an Ivorian, said she and six other people, including a Turkish woman, were escorted out by security forces as the gunmen rushed "toward the fifth or sixth floor."

    "I think they are still there. I've left the hotel and I don't know where to go. I'm tired and in a state of shock," she said.

    The U.S. and French embassies told their citizens in Bamako to take shelter wherever they are.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/usandwo...352090691.html

    ...freeing those who could recite the Koran
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...otel-Mali.html

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    Gunmen spoke in English and tested hostages' knowledge of the Koran before allowing Muslim hostages to leave

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    Appears to be a religious based attack .. or religion is part of the reason.

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    Seeing the building-sign Welcome to Tombouctou suggests that someone has not forgotten the 2013 events.

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