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Terrorists seize luxury resort


A tourist camp in Mali is under attack. Picture: Twitter.

SUSPECTED jihadists attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali’s capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekend.

About 30 people managed to escape though at least two people were killed as the assault continued into the evening, authorities said.

Gunfire first rang out at the Campement Kangaba on the outskirts of Bamako in the late afternoon, according to a security official with the UN mission known as MINUSMA.

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Aerial view of Le Campement luxury resort in Mali. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

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A file photo of Le campement resort taken on March 12, 2016. Picture: Laurent Bonardi/AFPSource:AFP

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to reporters.

“I heard gunfire coming from the camp and I saw people running out of the site,” said Modibo Diarra, who lives nearby. “I learned that it was a terrorist attack.” Malian soldiers later succeeded in entering the reso…

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