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Mali hotel siege: Thirteen killed in Sevare, four UN workers saved

UN troops took over responsibility for security in Mali after France’s intervention in 2013 At least 13 people are thought to have been killed, including five UN workers, in a hostage siege at a hotel in the central Malian town of Sevare.

A further four UN workers survived by hiding in cupboards for almost 24 hours as the attack unfolded.

The suspected Islamist gunmen had retreated to the hotel after attacking a nearby army base.

Mali hotel siege: Twelve killed in Sevare, four UN workers saved

UN troops took over responsibility for security in Mali after France’s intervention in 2013 At least 12 people are thought to have been killed, including gunmen and Malian soldiers, after suspected Islamist insurgents battled the army in the central Malian town of Sevare.

Four United Nations workers survived the siege, but at least four other foreign nationals are feared to have died at and around Hotel Byblos.