Shots have been fired today at a luxury resort near Mali’s capital city of Bamako, according to a tweet from the UN Mission to Mali.
The tweet reads: “shots fired at Le Campement #Kangaba, tourist camp in the suburbs of #Bamako #Mali.”
Earlier this month, the US Embassy in Bamako had issued a travel warning on its website, saying there was an increased threat to Westerners in the area.
Le Campement is located on the outskirts of the capital, about 30 minutes from downtown Bamako. The resort is popular with Western tourists and expatriates who use its facilities to host business meetings and team-building exercises.
The grounds include a hotel, bars, restaurant, spa and swimming pools. The resort also offers live entertainment and several outdoor activities, include bike rides and kayaking on the Niger River.