Bamako - When Malian commandos arrive at the hotel they found that at least 27 innocents were dead, and 170 hostages are inside (mostly foreigners) who are seized by Islamists militants.

An U.N. official states that they saw 12 bodies in the basement and 15 on the second floor of the hotel. He adds U.N. units were supporting and helped Malian authorities to search the hotel.

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Minister of Internal Security colonel tells the sources that the gunmen spates through security boundaries, bathing the place with blood by striking out the innocents and shouting "Allahu Akbar" i.e. "God is Great."