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Resort outside Mali's capital under attack

Resort outside Mali's capital under attack

Two people were killed in a militant attack on a luxury tourist resort outside the Malian capital on Sunday, while special forces troops freed about 20 hostages seized by the gunmen, the country's security minister said.

Western tourists love to stay at the Le Campement Kangaba Resort, east of the capital Bamako in Mali is known among western tourists having charming rooms, delicious and healthy food, a garden of Eden and dream pools.

'The first victim was a French-Gabonese citizen.

A security officials earlier said Malian special forces, backed up by French and United Nations soldiers, "have sealed off the area and are in the process of organising operations" against the attackers.

"They [the armed men] exchanged gunshots with members of the special anti-terrorist force (FORSAT) who had arrived just a few minutes after the attack". It was not immediately clear what was burning, although jihadists in other attacks have set cars ablaze.

One of the extremists was wounded but managed to escape, according to the statement. In predominantly Muslim Mali, people have been fasting from sunrise to sundown for three weeks.

The US embassy in Bamako had warned earlier this month "of a possible increased threat of attacks against Western diplomatic missions, places of worship, and other locations in Bamako where Westerners frequent".

Religious extremism in Mali once was limited to northern areas, prompting the French military in 2013 to lead a military operation to oust jihadists from power in the major towns in the north.

An official in Macron's office said the president has been informed about the attack and he and his teams are following the evolving events.

It sits on the outskirts of Bamako, where the Radisson Blu hotel was the target of a previous terror attack that left more than 20 people dead in November 2015.

Al-Qaida's North African affiliate, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for that attack.

In January 2016, 30 people were killed, including many foreigners, in an attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel and a nearby restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou. Associated Press writer Angela Charlton in Paris contributed.

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