Le Campement Kangaba Resort Mali: Muslim terrorists take hostages in resort popular with Western tourists

 

AFP – Suspected jihadists attack tourist resort in Mali capital

Reports of 20 hostages freed, one French soldier dead.

Very little information forthcoming: AFP is saying at least 2 dead, another source says Americans were the largest tourist contingent at the resort.

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.

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  • KiddBlast

    A holiday in Mali? Who would even THINK that could represent an undue risk? It’s not like there were any hazardous signs over the past several years or anything.

    • Yea, it’s like the Disney World of Africa!

    • Why would anyone go to a landlocked country in west Africa?
      What were they thinking? It’s like Dearborn with malaria and typhoid.

      Ain’t nowhere safe outside my back yard, and at night not even there.

    • tom_billesley

      It’s full of people who follow the religion of peace, after all.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Yes precisely. It’s shit even by French West African standards. Bamako is the gateway to hell. The southern part of Mali is a malarial swamp and the northern part of the country is the most inhospitable desert on earth.

      • KiddBlast

        “The Gateway to Hell”

        Sounds absolutely delightful.

        Back in the day there were a few destinations in southern Algeria that were frequented by westerners like Tamanrasset and the Grand Erg deserts, but even those are hazardous now and Algeria is far safer than Mali.

        • Hard Little Machine

          And SW Algeria is where France tested atomic weapons.

        • tom_billesley

          Tamanrasset is where the media camped when Mark Thatcher went missing in the area on the 1982 Paris-Dakar rally.

  • canminuteman

    There is a resort popular with western tourists in Mali? Who the hell goes to Mali on vacation. I’m tempter to say they deserve everything they get.

  • El Martyachi

    Adventure vacation!

  • Shebel

    That is a real shame.
    Ransom be damned.

  • tom_billesley

    What a way to go to war.
    A UN contingent of German troops flew from Berlin to Mali by civilian airline Air France on May 28th. They checked their weapons and ammunition as hold baggage. A box of live ammunition (880 rounds) went missing, possibly in transit at Paris, and was found two weeks later in lost luggage in Bamako.
    http://www.tvn24.pl/wiadomosci-ze-swiata,2/niemcy-amunicja-bundeswehry-odnaleziona,651964.html

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Why stick your neck out in a Muslim country when you can have a great time in Israel? You say you’re hooked on African babes? Israel has them too, such as Keren Neguse.
    https://instagram.com/p/BIB507whY1d/

  • Shebel

    Just because you are Ugly -does not mean that you are forced to be STUPID.