Security officials said operations at Le Campement on the edge of Bamako, West Africa, are ongoing and the area has been “sealed off”. “There is an attack by presumed jihadists on the Kangaba camp.”
He confirmed that Malian special forces, backed up by French and UN soldiers, “have sealed off the area and are in the process of organising operations” against the attackers.
There was no information immediately available on any casualties.
The west African country has been battling a jihadist insurgency for several years, with Islamist fighters roaming the north and centre of Mali.