At least 18 dead as Mali forces end hostage situation

At least 18 people were killed on Friday after Malian special forces put an end to a hostage situation in a luxury hotel in capital Bamako.

There were no more hostages held at Radisson Blu hotel, said security minister Salif Traore, hours after gunmen stormed the hotel and held 170 people hostage.

Security sources said two attackers had been killed, but it remained unknown if the attackers were among the 18.

The Chinese Embassy confirmed to Xinhua at least three Chinese hostages were rescued to safe zones. They were in good conditions, and being examined by the Chinese medical team in Mali.

This viedo was filmed in the meeting room of the hotel, by one of the Chinese hostage who has been rescued.

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