An attack is under way at a resort on the edge of the Malian capital Bamako
AFP: Suspected jihadists attack tourist resort in Mali capital
Suspected jihadists stormed a tourist resort popular with Westerners outside the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday, the country's security ministry said.
Security forces were battling the attackers at the Kangaba resort after the assault, with nearby residents reporting hearing shots while smoke billowed into the air, with at least one building ablaze.
"There is an attack by presumed jihadists on the Kangaba camp," a security ministry official said, requesting anonymity.
The official confirmed that Malian special forces, backed up by French and UN soldiers, "have sealed off the area and are in the process of organising operations" against the attackers.
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Mali attack: 'Suspected jihadists' storm tourist resort Le Campement and 'take hostages' -- The Telegraph
Mali counter-terror police sent to tourist resort near Bamako -- The Guardian
Mali attack: Security forces battle gunmen at Le Campement resort near Bamako -- The Independent
Tourist resort in Malian capital Bamako 'under attack' -- Al Jazeera
BREAKING: Two dead as 'jihadi terrorists' storm hotel 'popular with Westerners' -- Daily Star
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