Malian: At least two hotels in the central Malian town of Sevare have come under attack after gunmen on motorbikes opened fire, said witnesses. According to the BBC, 8 people are dead in the firing which has been taking place since last night. Residents in the area are hiding in their homes. One resident said that they heard someone shouting into a loud hailer that everyone should go inside. There are several hotels near each other in the town and it is not exactly clear which of these were targeted.