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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.

Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Friday November 20, 2015.Habibou Kouyate/AFP / Getty Images

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A Mali trooper, left, assists a hostage, second left, to leave the scene, from the Radisson Blu hotel to safety after gunmen attacked the hotel in Bamako, Mali, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages.Harouna Traore/The Associated Press

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A Malian police officer stands guard in front of the Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali.Joe Penney/Reuters

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French soldiers leave the Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali, November 20, 2015.Joe Penney

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Mali troops try to control a crowd of onlookers near the Radisson Blu hotel.Harouna Traore/The Associated Press

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Malian soldiers display grenades and other supplies they said belonged to jihadists in front of the Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali.Joe Penney/Reuters

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In this TV image taken from Mali TV ORTM, a security officer gives instructions to other security forces inside the Radisson Blu Hotel. Men shouting "God is great" and armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning.The Associated Press

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Malian troops take position near the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako.Habibou Kouyate/AFP / Getty Images

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Malian security forces prepare to transport hostages freed from the Radisson Blu hotel. Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury hotel in Mali's capital Bamako.Habibou Kouyate/AFP / Getty Images

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An undated grab from a video obtained by ANI Mauritanian news agency reportedly shows former Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) emir Mokhtar Belmokhtar speaking at an undisclosed location. France's defence minister said on November 20, 2015 that notorious Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar was "likely behind" a deadly attack at a luxury hotel in Mali but acknowledged it was not certain.AFP / Getty Images

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