Malian officials say suspected Islamist gunmen have “no more hostages” at a hotel in the capital Bamako.
According to BBC News, the Radisson Blu Hotel was stormed by Special Forces after the gunmen entered the hotel, shooting and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic, and seized 170 people.
The US-owned hotel is popular with foreign businesses and airline crews.
Officials said at least three people have been killed and two soldiers wounded.
The raid on the hotel, which lies just west of the city center near government ministries and diplomatic offices, comes a week after Islamic State militants killed 129 people in Paris.