Hotel in Mali is attacked - level 2
Islamic extremists attacked a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital of Bamako. The extremists killed and hurt dozens of people.
The gunmen took hostages, but many of them escaped early on. The extremists freed other hostages after they showed that they could recite verses from the Koran. The gunmen do not have any hostages now.
There is no connection between the attacks in Paris a week ago. François Hollande promised to help Mali.
Difficult words: dozens (many), hostage (a person held by an attacker; a “prisoner”), the Koran (the Islamic holy book).
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