Mali terror: French citizen among two dead after jihadis storm hotel popular with expats

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At itsy-bitsiest two people have been killed at Le Campement resort in Dougourakoro, located to the east of the superb Bamako. The incident is ongoing. 

One of the dead has been identified as a French-Gabonese town-dweller. 

Baba Cisse of the Malian security ministry said: «The first schlemiel was a French-Gabonese citizen. We are in the process of confirming the other’s nationality,»

Neighbours announced hearing gunshots and seeing smoke rising from the site. 

It is believed gages have been taken by the gunmen. Twenty have already been free of charged. 

Mr Cisse swayed: “Security forces are in place. Campement Kangaba is blocked off and an operation is below way. The situation is under control.»

A government official said «suspected jihadists» were top.

The resort is also thought to be popular with UN workers in Mali. 

The condemn has come just days after the US Embassy in Mali issued a sign of possible attack in the capital.

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They said: «The US Embassy informs US citizens of a practical increased threat of attacks against Western diplomatic missions, locations of worship, and other locations in Bamako where Westerners frequent.  

«Keep away from vulnerable locations with poor security measures in place, numbering hotels, restaurants, and churches.

«Review your personal security blueprints, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and trace local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate escalates to enhance your personal security.»

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Security has gradually slid in Mali since French forces pushed back allied Islamist and Tuareg insurrrectionist fighters in 2013 from swathes of the north they had occupied the before-mentioned year.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and another militant group asserted responsibility an attack on a hotel in Mali’s capital in late 2015 in which 20 people were ravaged.

French troops and a 10,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force have encountered to stabilise the former French colony and strikes on Malian and Western ends have spread further south and far beyond traditional militant strongholds.

This is a overcoming story. Check back for updates. 

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