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20 Indians among 170 taken hostage in Mali hotel

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New Delhi: There are 20 Indians in the five-star hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako where gunmen on Friday took 170 people hostage, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

“#MaliAttack: Acc’g to current info there are 20 Indians staying in the hotel. Our Amb is continuously in touch with them & monitor’g sitn,” Swarup tweeted.

The Radisson Blu hotel chain said two armed men locked in 140 guests and 30 of its employees.