TWO DEAD IN ATTACK ON MALI TOURIST RESORT, HOSTAGES FREED

THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY HAS BEEN BATTLING A JIHADIST INSURGENCY FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WITH ISLAMIST FIGHTERS ROAMING THE NORTH AND CENTRE OF MALI.

THE ATTACK WAS CLAIMED BY AL-QAEDA'S NORTH AFRICAN AFFILIATE AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB AQIM .

The attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
The west African country has been battling a jihadist insurgency for several years, with Islamist fighters roaming the north and centre of Mali.
But jihadists have mounted numerous attacks on civilians and the army, as well as on French and UN forces still stationed there.

"It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and about 20 hostages have been released," Salif Traore told AFP. "Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese." The west African...

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