Gunmen on Sunday attacked a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates just outside Mali’s capital, Bamako, killing two people in what the security minister called a terrorist attack, while 36 guests were rescued, Reuters reports
Four gunmen arriving on motorbikes and a car stormed Le Campement Kangaba, near Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako, a resort that foreign residents visit for weekend breaks.
Malian security forces backed by French troops deployed to push them out, this according to the report.
Speaking to journalists, Salif Traore, the country’s security minister said that two bodies of the attackers have been recovered, adding that they were searching for the bodies of the two others.
One of victims killed in the attack was a French-Gabonese citizen, while the other has not yet been identified
“We were able to rescue nearly 36 guests and workers from the resort”, including around 13 French nationals, 14 and also Spanish, Dutch, Egyptian and Kenyan nationals, Traore said.