The Department of Foreign Affairs says there’s no indication of any Irish people involved in the raid on a hotel in Mali. Department of Foreign Affairs They’re advising Irish people not to travel to Mali and are encouraging anyone already in the country to follow the instructions of local authorities. At least three people are feared dead after gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako – taking 170 people hostage. Witnesses say a number of those inside the hotel were freed because they were able to recite passages of the Koran.