DAKAR, Senegal â?? Two gunmen stormed a Radisson Resort in Bamako, Mali, on Friday early morning and seized one hundred seventy hostages, the hotel supervisor informed Agence France-Presse.
A telephone contact to the Radisson was answered, but only sirens wailing in the history could be listened to.
â??The Embassy is informed of an ongoing lively shooter procedure at the Radisson Lodge,â? the United States Embasy in Bamako mentioned in a assertion. â??The U.S. Embassy employees has been requested to shelter in spot. All U.S. citizens must shelter in spot. Private U.S. citizens are encouraged to make contact with their family. Check local media for updates. U.S. citizens must adhere to the guidelines of neighborhood authorities and check regional media.â?
Northern Mali fell below the management of Islamist militants in 2012, but a French-led offensive ousted them in 2013.
Remnants of the group have staged a amount of attacks on United Nations peacekeepers and Malian forces.
In August, jihadists stormed a resort in Sevare, north of the funds, where United Nations personnel users were keeping, seizing hostages and killing at least five Malian troopers and a United Nations contractor.