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UPDATE [6/18/17, 5:17 p.m. EST]:

Reuters is reporting that 32 guests have been rescued from the Mali hotel.

UPDATE [6/18/17, 3:08 p.m. EST]: 

AFP is reporting 2 dead in the attack.

Numerous European media outlets, including The Independent, are reporting that Le Campement, a luxury resort near Bamako, the capital of Mali, have been attacked by a group of gunmen. The incident is suspected to be terrorism.

“Security forces are in place. Campement Kangaba is blocked off and an operation is under way,” said Baba Cisse, the spokesman for Mali's security ministry. Cisse added, “The situation is under control.”

Another hotel in Bamako was attacked in November 2015, resulting in 20 deaths.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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