Hostages killed in Mali hotel siege from S.Africa, Russia, Ukraine
Malian special forces backed by French soldiers ended the siege of a hotel in central Mali early on Saturday - REUTERS

BAMAKO: The three hostages killed during a siege of a hotel in Mali used byUnited Nations staff were from South Africa, Russia and Ukraine, a Malian military spokesman said on Saturday.

Another four foreign nationals were freed when Malian forces stormed the hotel a day after suspected Islamist gunmen took over the building in the central town of Savere, the U.N. mission in Mali said earlier

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