Two killed after suspected jihadists attack tourist resort in Mali

"Campement Kangaba is blocked off and an operation is under way", said Malian security ministry spokesman Baba Cisse, according to The Independent.

"It is a jihadist attack".

The French president's office, the defence minister's office and the French military would not comment immediately on the attack or on media reports saying that French forces are intervening.

"Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese". That attack left 20 dead - six Malians and 14 foreigners.

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Malian soldiers succeeded in entering the site, according to Commandant Modibo Traore, a spokesman for the Malian special forces in the former French colony. The country has been combating an Islamist insurgency for several years.

He said there are no French troops based in Bamako, but about 2,000 French troops based in northern Mali fighting Islamic extremists.

An "ongoing attack" has roiled a luxury resort near Mali's capital, Bamako, the U.S. State Department confirmed Sunday.

Twenty people were killed in an attack on a hotel in Bakamo in 2015 carried out by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in coordination with another militant group.

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In March the same year, a grenade and gun attack on La Terrasse nightclub in Bamako killed five people, including foreigners.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came amid the final week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Religious extremism in Mali once was limited to northern areas, prompting the French military in 2013 to lead a military operation to oust jihadists from power in the major towns in the north.

But jihadists have continued to mount numerous attacks on civilians and the army, as well as on French and United Nations forces still stationed there.

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Sunday's attack is the latest in a series of high-profile assaults in north and and west Africa, targeting locals and tourists. Two others had been wounded, one civilian and a policeman, he said. France also has 4,000 soldiers in its Bakhane force in five countries - Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso - all of which are threatened by the militants across their porous borders.

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