Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.

Random Pagan Verse:
I know an eighteenth that I never tell
To maiden or wife of man,
A secret I hide from all
Except the love who lies in my arms,
Or else my own sister.

Author Topic: Al-Qaeda Jihadists storms Mali hotel , 27 killed in Radisson hostage mission  (Read 389 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline yungcrux (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1126
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

At least 27 people have been found dead at the Radisson Blu hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako following a deadly stand-off between the al-Qaeda linked group Mourabitoun and Malian security forces and UN peacekeepers after the jihadists stormed the building and started taking hostages.

UN peacekeepers in Bamako said they counted 27 dead at the hotel after the Mourabitoun militants initially seized 140 guests and 30 employees. One Belgian politician, Geoffrey Dieudonne, has been confirmed as among those killed in the siege.

French RFI radio reported that three attackers arrived with diplomatic cars and started shooting in the hotel's gardens before entering the building. An unconfirmed number of guards, clients and employers were allegedly killed in the initial shooting.

The international clientele of the hotel were released throughout the day-long siege, which saw the French Special Forces, dispatched from Burkina Faso, alongside Malian Special forces confronting the Jihadists.

Businesses and shops around the luxury standard Radisson Blu were evacuated as the upper-class district surrounding the hotel were put on lock-down.

Malian security forces evacuate hostages freed from the Radisson Blu hotel in BamakoHabibou Kouyate/AFP
An assault on the hotel at around midday saw 80 of the hostages released. US forces were able to extricate six US citizens within the building.

Responsibility for the attack was claimed by Mali's al-Mourabitoun, led by arch-jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is responsible for a series of terrorist attacks across North Africa including the 2013 assault on the In Amenas gas facility when 39 people were killed.

The al-Qaeda-affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attack and hostage-taking in a message posted on Twitter, Reuters reported. The group said it would release hostages on the condition that all its fighters held in Bamako prison were released.



18 killed as army jets bomb armed groups? hideouts in Khyber border region

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 386
Last post October 26, 2014, 10:28:22 PM
by jchima14
50 Kenyan Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Fighters Attack Union Base in Somalia

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 371
Last post January 15, 2016, 10:07:27 AM
by newspostng
US man who shot and killed nine black members of Charleston church face charges

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 472
Last post July 23, 2015, 12:55:24 AM
by internet police
7 Killed as planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair Slovakia

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 401
Last post August 20, 2015, 03:52:03 PM
by mastercode
Iraqi woman reportedly killed IS militant commander keeping her as sex slave

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 368
Last post September 06, 2015, 06:06:57 PM
by internet police
3 Police Officers again Shot, Killed in Southern US City of Baton Rouge

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 581
Last post July 18, 2016, 01:04:54 AM
by admin
2 killed in renewed overnight clashes at Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 310
Last post August 25, 2015, 11:21:27 AM
by internet police
Dozens killed in South Sudan fuel tanker explosion

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 453
Last post September 18, 2015, 10:31:39 AM
by admin
US Texas inmate executed for setting fire that killed 3 children

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 340
Last post November 19, 2015, 12:09:43 PM
by mastercode
14 killed, 26,000 evacuated as heavy rain hits South China

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 271
Last post June 29, 2016, 01:40:19 AM
by admin