Mali forces kill five mil­i­tants in­volved in re­sort at­tack

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

Malian se­cu­rity forces have killed five mil­i­tants in­volved in an at­tack on a lux­ury re­sort pop­u­lar with Western ex­pa­tri­ates out­side Mali’s cap­i­tal Ba­mako, the se­cu­rity min­is­ter said on Mon­day.

Uniden­ti­fied gun­men at­tacked the re­sort, Le Cam­pe­ment Kangaba on Sun­day, killing two of the guests. Se­cu­rity forces have res­cued 36 res­i­dents, in­clud­ing 13 French cit­i­zens.

“This was with­out doubt a ter­ror­ist at­tack,” Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter Salif Traore told Ra­dio France In­ter­na­tional. “The anti-ter­ror­ist forces ar­rived on the scene im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards. Five ter­ror­ists were killed ... The op­er­a­tions con­tin­ued through­out the night.” Traore said the mil­i­tants had some ac­com­plices who had not been killed or de­tained. REUTERS

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