At least 27 people killed and as many as 138 held hostage at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mail, Friday. As many as four men, armed with guns and grenades, were reported to be involved in the attack. Among those who have escaped the hotel so far are Americans, Indians, Algerians, Russians, Belgians, Germans and French nationals. As many as 10 Chinese tourists were reported to be among those trapped in the hotel. About 342 people are reported to have died in terrorist attacks or military clashs in Mali this year alone.