Mali Enters State Of Emergency After Hotel Attack
At least twenty people are dead, including one American, after gunmen took 170 people hostage in a hotel in Mali's capital.By Matt Picht, Melissa Prax | November 20, 2015
The government of Mali has declared a 10-day state of emergency following a terrorist attack on a hotel which left at least 20 people dead.
According to the Radisson Blu Hotel's owners, at least two men armed with assault rifles locked 140 guests and 30 employees inside the building Friday morning. Some of the hostages later fled or were released by the attackers. (Video via BBC)
Mali special forces stormed the hotel and freed the remaining hostages; authorities report two gunmen were killed in the counterassault.