Hotel in Mali is attacked - level 3
This is the moment a hostage is freed from a luxury hotel in Mali. Dozens of people were killed and wounded in an attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capital Bamako. Malian officials say the gunmen do not have any more hostages.
It's thought some hostages escaped early on and others were freed after showing they could recite verses from the Koran.
Here we see Mali special forces in the lobby of the hotel. At the foot of the stairs, hidden beneath a blanket, is a body.
It appears this is another act of violence carried out by Islamic extremists. There is as yet no established link with the attacks in Paris one week ago that killed 130 people.
François Hollande has promised Mali support and solidarity.
Difficult words: dozens (many), recite (to tell from memory), verses (words from a song, poem, or holy book), foot (the base, the lowest part of something), solidarity (strength).
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