Two killed in terror attack at Mali tourist resort

Xinhua Published: 2017-06-19 07:25:07
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Two people were killed and two others injured in a terrorist attack at a Mali tourist resort on Sunday, government security officials said.

United Nations armored personnel vehicles are stationed with an ambulance outside Campement Kangaba, a tourist resort near Bamako, Mali, Sunday, June 18, 2017. A security official says suspected jihadists have attacked the resort in Mali's capital that is popular with foreigners on the weekends. The official with the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA, said people had been killed and wounded but gave no immediate toll. There also were believed to be hostages inside the luxury resort area. The people inside the Campement Kangaba hotel come from multiple nationalities, he added. [Photo: AP/Baba Ahmed]

United Nations armored personnel vehicles are stationed with an ambulance outside Campement Kangaba, a tourist resort near Bamako, Mali, Sunday, June 18, 2017. A security official says suspected jihadists have attacked the resort in Mali's capital that is popular with foreigners on the weekends. The official with the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA, said people had been killed and wounded but gave no immediate toll. There also were believed to be hostages inside the luxury resort area. The people inside the Campement Kangaba hotel come from multiple nationalities, he added. [Photo: AP/Baba Ahmed]

The attack occurred on Sunday afternoon when unidentified militants launched attack at the Kangaba Le Campement resort on the suburb of capital Bamako.

A Franco-Gabonese woman was among the two killed while the identity of the other victim was still unknown. A civilian and a security officer were wounded during the attack.

Fire can be seen by the swimming pool of the Campement Kangaba, a tourist resort near Bamako, Mali, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Suspected jihadists attacked the hotel resort Sunday in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. [Photo: AP/Baba Ahmed]

Fire can be seen by the swimming pool of the Campement Kangaba, a tourist resort near Bamako, Mali, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Suspected jihadists attacked the hotel resort Sunday in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. [Photo: AP/Baba Ahmed]

The site was sealed off by Mali security forces supported by French troops who had arrived at the scene in response to the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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