Malian officials say suspected Islamist gunmen who stormed a hotel in the capital, Bamako, have “no more hostages”.
The Radisson Blu Hotel was stormed by special forces after the gunmen entered the hotel, shooting and shouting “God is great!” in Arabic, and seized 170 people.
The US-owned hotel is popular with foreign businesses and airline crews.
At least three people have been killed and two soldiers wounded, officials say.
One of those killed was Geoffrey Dieudonne, a member of parliament in Belgium’s Wallonia region.
US special forces had helped in the hostage rescue operation. French special forces were also dispatched to the scene.
There is as yet no established link with the attacks in Paris one week ago that killed 130 people.