INTERNATIONAL: Successful Hostage Rescue Operation in Mali
The Radisson Blu Hotel was stormed by special forces after the gunmen entered the hotel shooting and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic, and seized 170 people.
The US-owned hotel is popular with foreign businesses and airline crews.
At least three people have been killed and two soldiers wounded, officials say.
US special forces had helped in the hostage rescue operation. French special forces were also dispatched to the scene.