Gunmen kill two at African resort popular with Westerners

At least two people have been killed by suspected jihadists at a holiday resort in West Africa.

The gunmen took hostages at a spot in Mali’s capital on the weekend.  Around 30 managed to get away but at least two people were killed.


A security official with the UN mission known as MINUSMA said gunfire was heard at the Campement Kangaba on the outskirts of Bamako late on Sunday.

The official who did not want to be identified told 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 resort area, according to Commandant Modibo Traore, a spokesman for the Malian special forces in the former French colony.

“The operation is ongoing,” he said, estimating there were three or four assailants.

Mali’s security minister’s issued a statement confirming at least two deaths, one of which was a dual French-Gabonese citizen.

One of the suspected attackers who was wounded in the attack managed to escape, the ministry added.