Militants attack Mali resort
BAMAKO, MALI— Jihadists attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali’s capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. More than 30 people managed to escape, though at least two people were killed, authorities said.
Moussa Ag Infahi, director of the national police, told The Associated Press that three of the assailants had been killed while a fourth escaped.
Gunfire first rang out at the Campe- ment Kangaba on the outskirts of Bamako in the late afternoon, according to a security guard who was working at the time.
Mahamadou Doumbia said firing started when a militant on a motorcycle entered the area around 3:40 p.m., followed by three more who arrived by car.
“A French soldier who had come for the weekend but had his gun shot and wounded a jihadist,” he said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.