Five Mali resort attackers killed
DAKAR: Malian security forces have reportedly killed five militants involved in an attack on a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali’s capital, Bamako.
Unidentified gunmen attacked the resort, Le Campement Kangaba, on Sunday, killing two guests. Security forces rescued 36 residents, including 13 French citizens.
“This was without doubt a terrorist attack,” Security Minister Salif Traore said. “The antiterrorist forces arrived on the scene soon afterwards.” No group had claimed responsibility for the attack early yesterday.
French troops and a 10 000-strong UN peacekeeping force have been battling to stabilise Mali since France intervened in 2013 to push back jihadists and allied Tuareg rebels.