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2017-06-19 Africa North
Mali attack: Two dead after gunmen storm tourist resort
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Posted by Frozen Al 2017-06-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [865 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 Frozen Al, by the time I saw your article in the hopper at 4:30 yesterday afternoon, the situation had resolved. So I added the update and pushed it back to today.

Thank you on being on top of this for us.
Posted by trailing wife 2017-06-19 00:52||   2017-06-19 00:52|| Front Page Top

#2 Hostages are released in their underwear after two EU soldiers and two guests were killed by militants at a luxury resort in Mali popular with Westerners

Four people have died and another is thought to be missing after Mali siege
One dead was member of Portuguese armed forces in training, another was a Malian soldier, one was French-Gabonese and another was Cameroonian
36 guests were rescued, while another person is thought to be missing
Mali's security Minister Salif Traore said 'it is beyond doubt this was terrorists'

Posted by Bright Pebbles 2017-06-19 12:49||   2017-06-19 12:49|| Front Page Top

#3 From Ynet:

An al-Qaida-linked Islamic militant group said Monday it staged an attack the previous day on a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners, killing five people, including a Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European Union mission to stabilize this West African country wracked by mounting extremism.

The recently formed Mali-based Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites.

A Malian soldier and three civilians—a Chinese citizen, a Malian, and a French-Gabonese dual national—also were slain in the worst terror attack to strike Bamako since late 2015.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the Malian victim worked for the European delegation in Bamako.

The attack struck a resort area that was considered safe enough that it was an approved rest and recreation location for soldiers with the EU mission. It was not immediately clear how the attackers managed to overpower the security staff and shoot at guests.
Posted by trailing wife 2017-06-19 23:01||   2017-06-19 23:01|| Front Page Top

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