READ MORE: How deadly Mali hotel hostage situation unfolded
It happened at a luxury hotel and the victims include a mom from Maryland who was passionately dedicated to health care work in Africa and Asia.
State Department contractor Terry Kemp was one of the 20 Americans at the entrance when the shooting began.
ABC News reporter Alex Marquardt has the details from Mali.
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