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20th Nov 2015

Police pull survivors out of Mali hotel attacked by terrorists as siege brought to an end (Video)

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Officials say that no more hostages are being held by gunmen at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako.

At least 18 people have been confirmed dead, but there are reports that as many as 27 people have lost their lives after gunmen entered the hotel and held 170 people hostage.

Earlier, a number of hostages were reportedly freed after successfully reciting verses of the Koran, while a number of Turkish Airline workers at the hotel also managed to escape.

Footage has surfaced of some of the hostages – some of whom are wounded – being evacuated from the hotel this afternoon.

Clip via RT

According to the BBC, as of this evening, officials say that the gunmen, who reportedly carried out the attack on behalf of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its offshoot al-Murabitoun, have no more hostages.