Three executives of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited were killed in the Radisson Blu hotel siege in the Malian capital Bamako yesterday, the company said in a statement.
    
Xi condoled the families of the victims, and asked the government agencies to increase work to protect citizens abroad and called on the international community to do more to prevent violent acts.

"China will strengthen cooperation with international society to resolutely fight violent terrorist activities that hurt innocent lives, to maintain world peace and tranquillity," China Central Television quoted Xi as saying.
    
Chinese leaders attached great importance to the incident, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said, adding the Ministry and Chinese Embassy in Mali had launched emergency-response mechanism immediately and conducted rescue operations.
    
More than 100 other hostages were rescued by Malian forces at the hotel in Bamako.

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