There are new details about an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali, in western Africa. A security guard says Islamic extremists timed the assault perfectly — storming the hotel just as guards finished morning prayers, put away their weapons and were changing shifts.
Nineteen people were killed, including an American. Two gunmen also died.
New video from inside the Radisson Blu shows the desperate measures people took to stay alive.
Some hid behind furniture. Others used mattresses to block doors as they waited seven hours for help.
This man says he heard really loud shots and screams, and men speaking in English, “saying come on, shoot here and there.”
Malian Special Forces moved in. They were backed up by their French counterparts, and one off-duty American Special Forces member.