The Malian Hotel Radisson Blu, where this morning armed men took 170 people hostage, is being stormed, reported one of the ministers of the country as cited by Agence France-Presse.

France 24 TV Channel confirmed the information on the assault and reported that the armed men released 15 hostages before the raid start.

This morning at Radisson Blu, two armed men have taken 170 people hostage, about 140 guests and 30 staff. Reportedly, nine people have been killed.