AFP – Suspected jihadists attack tourist resort in Mali capital
Reports of 20 hostages freed, one French soldier dead.
Well I’m shocked! Telegraph – The government of Mali says that “suspected jihadists” are carrying out the attack.
From the DM – A tourist camp popular with Westerners in the Malian capital was under attack on Sunday, according to witnesses.
Malian troops and soldiers from France’s Bakhane counter-terrorist force headed to the site on the edge of Bamako, where nearby residents reported hearing shots fired while smoke billowed into the air.
There was no information immediately available on any casualties.
From the BBC – A tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners is under attack by gunmen, a spokesman at the security ministry has told Reuters.
Nearby residents reported hearing shots fired at the luxury destination.
The spokesman said the attack was ongoing at Le Campement resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako.
Twitter – Mali
US issued a warning against travel to Mali on June 9.
Must be casual day! Oh my, socks with sandals.