Muslim gunmen launch grenade and shooting rampage in hotel and take 170 guests and staff hostage in Mali

Armed jihadists have gone on a deadly shooting rampage and taken 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali.

Automatic weapons fire has been heard on the seventh floor of the 190-room hotel, where it is thought three militants have taken 140 guests and 30 members of staff hostage.

Witnesses described hearing at least one explosion coming from the hotel, which is frequently used by Air France crew in Mali.

No group have claimed responsibility for the attack but Al Qaeda affiliated militants have previously carried out attacks in the Sahel based country.

Live coverage from the Telegraph

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  • Hard Little Machine

    PETA? LGBTQ activists? The Hotel Workers Union? Who could it be?

    • tom_billesley

      They entered the hotel screaming “allahu akbar”.
      I’m baffled.

    • andycanuck

      Society of Friends, my ass!

    • Jabberwokk

      It was me HLM! It was me all along! CHRIST FOREVER! RWAAAR!

  • Xavier

    An ‘elite French unit’ is being sent to Mali following attack on Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako – @AFP

  • Xavier

    When are we going to start responding in terms they understand?
    Soak ’em in pigs blood and baptize every one of the son-of-bitches, then cut their balls off and let them bleed to death.

    • Denis

      you forgot burning them alive, just like they do to our kind!

    • WalterBannon

      we need to respond like Stalin would have – by exterminating large numbers of them indiscriminately

  • Xavier

    Qatari based Al Jazeera News’ correspondent in Mali has identified
    the group involved in the hostage taking as the “Ansar al-Din” group, an extremist military group that seeks to implement Islamic Sharia in

    They released 20 hostages who could recite the Quran.

  • BillyHW

    Can we be sure that they are muslims and not swedenborgians?

  • Exile1981

    So will this be like previous hotel attacks? Will we find out hotel staff told the attackers who of the guests wasn’t muslim?

    When will people learn not toholiday in muslim nations….

  • David Murrell

    Check out the “most liked” comments from the CBC News web page. These comments blame “all religions” for the Islamic war crimes
    (scroll to bottom of article):

    • andycanuck

      I’d rather not but thank you for the report.

    • WalterBannon

      CBC fans are lowlife scumbags, and worse than evil muslims

  • Denis

    and our pro-islam media here in canada just calls them gunmen, not islamic gunmen?

  • ed

    27 bodies found ,cause thought to be ” murder by islam “

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Who would want to go to Mali in the first place?