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Ten gunmen storm the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako, taking 170 hostages with at least 27 people killed. The grenade-toting assailants free captives who are able to recite the Quran. The hotel is "often used" by Air France staff.

Gunmen took at least 170 people hostage at a hotel in the former French colony of Mali Friday. At least 20 were killed, and two attackers are dead.

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