Portugal says 1 of its soldiers killed in Mali terror attack

Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore told The Associated Press that all the attackers had been killed.

An armoured vehicle drives towards Le Campement Kangaba resort following an attack where gunmen stormed the resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako, Mali in this still frame taken from video June 18, 2017.

In November 2015, terrorists attacked a different hotel in Bamako, taking 100 people hostage and eventually leaving 20 dead.

Two people were killed after an attack on a luxury tourist resort on Sunday.

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Five terrorists were killed.

The Campement Kangaba is located on the outskirts of the capital, about 30 minutes from downtown Bamako.

"The situation is under control", ministry spokesman Baba Cisse told Reuters by telephone.

Sunday's violence came about a week after the U.S. State Department warned of "possible future attacks on Western diplomatic missions, other locations in Bamako that Westerners frequent".

The interior ministry said that one of the victims was a dual French-Gabonese citizen but the identity of the other person killed was not immediately known.

Religious extremism in Mali was once limited to northern areas, prompting the French military in 2013 to lead a military operation to oust jihadis from power in the major towns in the north.

French troops and a 10,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping force have battled to stabilize the former French colony, which is riven by ethnic conflict and plagued by dozens of armed groups.

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to the leader of Mali after the attack and pledged France's full support for the country, Macron's office said on Monday.

In recent years, the extremists have become more brazen, attacking sites frequented by Westerners.

The gunmen shouted "Allahu akbar" as they opened fire on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, a witness said.

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