20 Indians in Mali Hotel Evacuated Safely

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Mali: All the 20 Indians, taken hostage along with 150 other guests by gunmen in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako, have been safely evacuated, External Affairs Ministry said here today.

“Good news! All 20 Indians in the hotel in Bamako have been safely evacuated. Our Ambassador in Mali has confirmed,” the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry tweeted.

Employees of a Dubai-based company, these Indians were staying in the hotel permanently, the Spokesperson said. According to the hotel chain, gunmen went on a shooting rampage, taking as many as 170 guests and staff hostage.