Officials say suspected Islamist gunmen who stormed a hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, have “no more hostages,” the BBC reports.
The Radisson Blu Hotel was stormed by special forces after gunmen entered it and seized 170 people. At least 30 of the hostages are known to have escaped.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its offshoot al-Murabitoun said they carried out the attack, according to an agency used by jihadists in the region.
At least 18 people have died and two soldiers wounded.
One of those killed was Geoffrey Dieudonne, a member of parliament in Belgium’s Wallonia region.