Two terrorists killed during the storm operation. The exact number of hostages is not reported. According to preliminary data, from 10 to 27 people have been killed, one of them a Belgian, reported LІ citing the Internal Affairs Ministry of Mali.

Morning Nov 20 the shoot-out started at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capital of Mali. The terrorists took 170 people hostages. Mali military, US and French special forces were involved in release of the hostages.

As QHA (Crimean News Agency) reported earlier, jihadist groups close to the "Al-Qaeda" claimed responsibility for the attack.