A hostage waits on the balcony for rescue at Radisson Blu hotel, Bamako, Mali, Nov. 20, 2015. At least 22 people were killed on Friday after Malian forces staged a rescue mission to free hostages held by gunmen at Radisson Blu hotel in capital Bamako. Three Chinese citizens were killed and four other rescued in the attack, the Chinese Embassy in Mali confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. (Xinhua)
A hostage waits on the balcony for rescue at Radisson Blu hotel, Bamako, Mali, Nov. 20, 2015. At least 22 people were killed on Friday after Malian forces staged a rescue mission to free hostages held by gunmen at Radisson Blu hotel in capital Bamako. Three Chinese citizens were killed and four other rescued in the attack, the Chinese Embassy in Mali confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. (Xinhua)

“At this moment there are no French national (killed), but I remain cautious,” Le Drian told the private TV channel TF1.

A hostage waits on the balcony for rescue at Radisson Blu hotel, Bamako, Mali, Nov. 20, 2015. At least 22 people were killed on Friday after Malian forces staged a rescue mission to free hostages held by gunmen at Radisson Blu hotel in capital Bamako. Three Chinese citizens were killed and four other rescued in the attack, the Chinese Embassy in Mali confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. (Xinhua)
A hostage waits on the balcony for rescue at Radisson Blu hotel, Bamako, Mali, Nov. 20, 2015. At least 22 people were killed on Friday after Malian forces staged a rescue mission to free hostages held by gunmen at Radisson Blu hotel in capital Bamako. Three Chinese citizens were killed and four other rescued in the attack, the Chinese Embassy in Mali confirmed to Xinhua on Friday.
(Xinhua)
Armed men stormed earlier Friday a luxury hotel in the Malian capital, taking around 170 hostages, including French and Chinese nationals.

At least 22 people were killed in the attack for which Al Mourabitoun, a group affiliated to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility.

On the sidelines of a meeting on the COP21, the French president has asked French expatriates to be vigilant in “sensitive” countries. He called on those living in Mali to contact the French embassy in Bamako to ensure their safety.

“Life must go on for the economic activity and the development in these countries but it’s important in such situation to think about security,” he said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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