Bamako: A hostage situation developed as gunmen attacked a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday, the media reported.
Two people have “locked in” 140 guests and 30 employees at the Radisson Hotel, the company said.
A Chinese guest surnamed Chen told Xinhua via a mobile app that he was among a number of Chinese guests trapped in the hotel.
One of the guests staying at the hotel is Nigerian Aliko Dangote – the richest person in Africa.
Idriss Déby Itno, the president of neighbouring Chad, has said:”I condemn in the firmest way possible this barbarous act which has nothing to do with religion.
There was no reports of casualties so far.