At least two people are dead after gunmen stormed a Western-friendly Mali resort located just outside the nation’s capital Bamako on Sunday evening, authorities said.
One was identified as French-Gabonese, and the other's nationality had not been confirmed, NBC News reported.
Gunfire could be heard and smoke could be seen rising from Le Campement Kangaba in Dougourakoro, a luxury resort popular with Western tourists on the weekends, according to Diakate Benson, a spokesman for the Malian President of the National Assembly.
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"Security forces are in place. Campement Kangaba is blocked off and an operation is under way," Security Ministry spokesman Baba Cisse told Reuters. "The situation is under control."