In Mali, Four assailants have been killed by security forces after an attack on a tourist resort popular with foreigners close to the capital Bamako.
The country’s security minister Salif Traore told journalists that they have recovered the bodies of two attackers who were killed adding that they were searching for the bodies of two others without specifying if any more were on the run.
The security ministry said 36 guests have been rescued from the place of attack which is popular with Western expatriates.
Malian security forces, United Nations peacekeeping mission vehicles and French military armoured vehicles were surrounding the resort. A helicopter was circling overhead.