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United Nations armored personnel vehicles are stationed with an ambulance outside Campement Kangaba, a tourist resort near Bamako, Mali, Sunday, June 18, 2017. A security official says suspected jihadists have attacked the resort in Mali's capital that is popular with foreigners on the weekends. The official with the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA, said people had been killed and wounded but gave no immediate toll. There also were believed to be hostages inside the luxury resort area. The people inside the Campement Kangaba hotel come from multiple nationalities, he added. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

The death toll from the jihadi attack at a luxury resort in Mali has risen to 5


UPDATE: June 19, 3:39 p.m. EST

The death toll from Sunday's attack at a luxury resort in Mali has risen to five. 

Three civilians -- a Chinese citizen, a Malian and a French-Gabonese dual national -- were among those killed in the worst terror attack in Bamako since late 2015. A Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European mission to help stabilize the country and a Malian soldier also died. 

It is still unclear how the jihadists were able to overpower security at the resort. 

Mali's national police said Sunday that one of the attackers managed to escape, but on Monday, officials said they have accounted for all four. 

"At this hour, all of the terrorists have been killed. The situation is under control," Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore told The Associated Press.

UPDATE 7:54 p.m. EST: 

The director of Mali's national police told the Associated Press that three of the assailants involved Sunday's resort attack were killed while a fourth escaped. 

Mahamadou Doumbia said one of the attackers entered the resort area on a motorcycle and cried "Allah Akbar" before jumping off and running toward the pool. 

"Then a car with three jihadists entered the resort and they started to fire their weapons," he said. "A French soldier who had come for the weekend, but had his gun, shot and wounded a jihadist."

Mali's security minister said one of the victims of the attack was a dual French-Gabonese citizen. 

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

UPDATE 6:21 p.m. EST: 

At least two people were killed when suspected jihadists attacked a popular resort in Mali on Sunday. Authorities said about 30 people managed to escape. 

It is unclear how many people were injured and transported to the hospital as a result of the attack. 

Mali's Ministry of Security and Civil Protection said the gunman were "certainly terrorists," CNN reports

A security official says suspected jihadists have attacked a resort in Mali that is popular among foreigners. 

An official with the U.N. mission known as MINUSMA said multiple people have been killed and wounded, but so far, there is no immediate toll. 

Le Campement is a resort located about 30 minutes from the country's capital of Bamako. 

The State Department issued a warning for Americans in Mali. 

The death toll from the jihadi attack at a luxury resort in Mali has risen to 5

WATCH  | Here's a look at where the attack on a popular Mali resort happened 

"I heard gunfire coming from the camp and I saw people running out of the tourist site," said Modibo Diarra, who lives nearby. "I learned that it was a terrorist attack."

Milian soldiers were able to reach the site of the attack and estimated that there are between three and four assailants. 

The attack comes about a week after the U.S. State Department warned of "possible future attacks on Western diplomatic missions, other locations in Bamako that Westerners frequent."

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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