At least 6 held hostage after suspected Islamists storm hotel in Mali

By Brian Murphy, August 7, 2015

Suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel used by U.N. peacekeeping personnel in Mali on Friday, initiating a deadly day-long standoff with troops in a nation facing escalating attacks by militants.Officials said at least two extremists and five soldiers had been killed. The government said its forces had detained seven suspected militants.Read full article >>