Religion of Peace strikes again!
It is very early, but reports are that any hostages who can recite passages from the Koran are freed.
From the BBC (minutes ago):
Gunmen have launched an attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Mali’s capital, Bamako, with three hostages reported to have been killed.
Two people have locked in 140 guests and 30 employees in “a hostage-taking situation”, the hotel’s US owners said.
Gunmen entered the hotel, which is popular with expat workers shooting, and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic.
A Malian army commander told the AP news agency that about 20 hostages have been freed.
Those hostages able to recite verses of the Koran were being freed, a security source has told Reuters news agency.
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