Two dead as suspected jihadists attack Mali tourist resort

BAMAKO, Mali --- Suspected jihadists crying "Allahu Akbar" stormed a tourist resort popular with foreigners on the edge of the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday, briefly seizing hostages and leaving at least two people dead. The assault on the Kangaba Le Campement resort comes after a similar strike less than two years ago on a luxury hotel in Bamako, which lies in the south of the troubled country. Security forces battled the gunmen at the site, with nearby residents reporting hearing shots while smoke billowed into the air, with at least one building ablaze. "It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened," Security Minister Salif Traore told AFP, adding that at l...

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