The Radisson Blu Hotel is about 15 minutes from Bamako Senou International Airport. It has 190 rooms and suites.
The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel shouting “God is great!” in Arabic. The attackers were carrying AK-47 rifles, arrived around 7 a.m.(local time) in a vehicle and stormed at the hotel .
Malian Security Ministry has announced that three of the gunmen who seized the Radisson hotel in Bamako have been killed.
U.S. special operations forces are assisting the Malian forces to free the hostages. Malian soldiers, with help from U.N. troops, had the hotel surrounded .
All 20 Indians in the hotel in Bamako have been safely evacuated as confirmed by Indian Ambassador in Mali, said the Ministry of External affairs.