Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim responsibility for Mali resort attack

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BAMAKO: An Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist alliance claimed responsibility on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for an attack on a tourist resort near Mali’s capital that left five people dead, including members of a European Union mission to the country. The Group to Support Islam and Muslims, said in a statement three of its “martyrs” had killed Westerners in Sunday’s assault on the Kangaba Le Campement resort. Three foreigners, a Malian civilian and a Malian soldier were killed in the latest high-profile assault. EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, speaking in Luxembourg, confirmed two of the victims were EU staff, a Portuguese soldier who was training troops in the Malian army and a Malian woman.

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