• Officers evacuate bodies of victims from the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20, 2015, after the assault of security forces. Malian forces backed by French troops stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako after suspected Islamist gunmen seized guests and staff in a nine-hour hostage crisis that left at least 21 people dead. Picture: AFP.

    Mali hotel attack: First-hand account from inside

    The president of Mali visited the hotel where attackers killed 19 people on Friday. Six nationals from Russia, three from China, two from Belgium, and one each from Israel and the US were among the dead.