Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resortGunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country's security minister has said.
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Mali's government has said it suspects jihadists are behind the resort attack
"Westerners were fleeing the encampment while two plainclothes police exchanged fire with the assailants," he said.
The European Union training mission in Mali, EUTMMALI, tweeted that it was aware of the attack and was supporting Malian security forces and assessing the situation.
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French soldiers stand around a United Nations vehicle following an attack where gunmen stormed Le Campement Kangaba in Dougourakoro
BBC correspondent Alex Duval Smith says many expats and wealthy Malians go to Kangaba at weekends, to enjoy the pools, cocktail bar, canoeing facilities, and other activities for children.
The country's security has gradually worsened since 2013, when French forces repelled allied Islamist and Tuareg rebel fighters from parts of the north.