Hotel in Mali is attacked – level 1

23-11-2015 07:00

This news is not good. It is from Bamako. Bamako is the capital of Mali.

Islamic extremists attack a hotel in Bamako. They kill and hurt many people.

The extremists take hostages. Some people run away. Others say words from the Koran, and the extremists let them go.

Difficult words: extremist (a person who does extremely bad things such as to change a political situation), hostage (when people keep a person as a prisoner), the Koran (the Islamic holy book).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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