Mali local media reports suggests Muslim guests, and staff are being released after reciting versions from Koran. Witnesses told FRANCE24 that the attackers arrived in a car with diplomatic license plates. They stormed into the hotel shooting and screaming "ALLAHU AKBAR"
The statement said the hotel group is in constant contact with the local authorities and is closely monitoring the situation. A staff member at the Radisson Blu hotel said that the attackers used grenades in the assault. The man, who gave his name as Tamba Diarra, did not have information on casualties or the number of assailants involved, but said he was not aware of hostages having been taken at the hotel.
The US embassy in Mali asked citizens to shelter in place amid reports of an “ongoing active shooter operation” at the hotel, raising fears of an attack by