News Update!!: Bamako, Mali: Terrorist Attack on Bamako, Mali.

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News Update!!: Bamako, Mali: Terrorist Attack on Bamako, Mali.

** ZachNews has the latest information regarding the terrorist attack on a hotel attack on Friday, November 20th, 2015 in Bamako, Mali. **

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**** Latest Information Regarding Terrorist Attack on Bamako, Mali: ****

** As of 6:40pm PT on Saturday, November 21st, 2015: **

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– The Mali Government has declared a 10 day State of Emergency and 3 days of mourning for the victims in the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali.

– At least 20 people, including a member of the Malian security services, were killed in the terrorist attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali in Bamako, Mali.

According to the United States State Department, an American is among those killed in the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali.

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– NBC News is reporting that the American was killed in the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali and was identified by family as Anita Ashok Datar, a senior manager at Palladium Group, who spent her career promoting international development and health.

According to United Nations Spokesman Olivier Salgado, at least 2 attackers were killed.

– Among the rescued or freed; at least 4 Belgian citizens were rescued, at least 4 Germans were freed, and at least 2 Canadians were are safe.

– At least 7 Chinese tourists were among the hostages and the Indian Government is saying that at least 20 of their citizens were in the hotel when that terrorist attack happened.

– Turkish Airlines is saying that at least 7 of its workers were also staying in the hotel, but 5 workers were freed by security forces and the fate of the remaining 2 workers was not known.

– The terrorist attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali in Bamako, Mali began at around 7:00am (Local Time) on Friday, November 20th, 2015 when violent extremists, armed with guns and grenades, stormed into the hotel shouting “God is great,” in Arabic before firing on the guards.

– The White House said in a statement, “We can confirm that the attack has ended, and we continue to coordinate with U.S officials on the ground to verify the location of all American citizens in Mali.”

– In response to the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali, France announced the immediate dispatch of 50 elite counter-terrorism police to the country.

“Once again, terrorists want to make their barbaric presence felt everywhere, where they can kill, where they can massacre. So we should once again show our solidarity with our ally, Mali,” said French President Francois Hollande.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the terrorist attack on Bamako, Mali. **

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Friday, November 20th, 2015: **

– 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.

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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.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

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