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Two dead in armed attack holiday resort of Mali

Two dead in armed attack holiday resort of Mali

Photo: NU.nl/Thomas of Man

In the African nation of Mali carried strangers Sunday, an armed attack on a luxury holiday resort that is popular with western tourists. In addition, two people were killed.

Reports that a spokesperson of the ministry of Security. The resort of Le Campement is located in Dougourakoro, east of the capital Bamako.

According to the spokesman have security forces, the access roads were closed. The situation would be under control, but there is still much unclear about the attack.

One of the killed persons had the French nationality. Of the other person, the nationality is not yet known.

The safety in Mali has steadily declined after French forces in 2013, armed islamists and Tuareg rebels to back had pushed in the years before large parts of the north of the country in the hands had been. The French troops, and a ten thousand-man strong peacekeeping force of the United Nations could not prevent extremists far beyond their traditional strongholds in the north attacks committed.

At the end of 2015 demanded the North African branch of Al-Qaeda and another extremist group, the responsibility for an attack on a hotel in Bamako which twenty people were killed.

In Mali are approximately 290 Dutch soldiers are stationed, that work from Gao.

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