Swede among those rescued from Mali hotel attack

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The Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed one of its employees was at the hotel in Mali that was stormed on Friday by Islamist militants.

Miriam Mannbro, spokeswoman with the ministry, told Radio Sweden the employee was at the Radisson Blu in Bamako. She declined to say whether the employee was there on business or vacation.

"We can confirm that an employee remained at the hotel. The employee is safe and sound and are all right under the circumstances," she said. "The employee wish no contact with media."

At least 21 people died in the attack and several were wounded. Malian commandos rescued some 170 people, many of them foreigners, who were hiding in the hotel.