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More Than 100 Hostages Taken by Islamist Terrorists in Mali Hotel Siege

Rishi Iyengar, Time

Around 170 guests andstaff at the Radisson Blu hotel are being held by up to 12 gunmen who arrived in a car with diplomatic licence plates. News agencies are reporting that two Malian women have been released from the hotel after reciting verses of the Quran to the gunmen.