Breaking News!!: Bamako, Mali: Terrorist Attack on Bamako, Mali.
There has been a terrorist attack on a hotel attack in Bamako, Mali on Friday, November 20th, 2015 just a week after the terrorist attacks on Paris, France.
At least 20 people were killed after violent extremists, armed with guns and grenades, stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali shouting “God is great,” in Arabic before firing on the guards.
According to the U.S. States Department, an American Citizen was among the dead, but no further information was available.
** Picture from NBC News: **
United States and French Special Operations Forces assisted Malian Troops in responding to the attack by an unknown number of gunmen.
People were seen running for their lives near the hotel along a dirt road well troops in full combat gear pointed the way to safety, sometimes escorting civilians with a protective arm around their shoulders.
Malian Special Forces are reportedly going floor by floor to free hostages that were taken during the terrorist attack.
According to a United Nation Officials say that at least 2 attackers were dead.
An crazed extremist group led by former Al-Qaida Commander Moktar Belmoktar claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali.
The jihadist group, known as the Mourabitounes, was formed in 2013 after Belmoktar left Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and fused with a Malian militant group.
United States of America President Barack Obama is said to he was monitoring the situation.
** More information is still coming into ZachNews. **