Defence Forces members at hotel during terror attack in Mali

Unidentified gunmen killed four guests at a Mali luxury resort popular with Western expatriates just outside the capital Bamako, and one other guest is still missing, authorities said on Monday.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the Malian victim worked for the European delegation in Bamako.

Initially the country's security minister said one of the wounded attackers had managed to escape but on Monday officials said they had accounted for all the jihadis.

The interior ministry said that one of the victims was a dual French-Gabonese citizen but the identity of the other person killed was not immediately known.

"At first we thought they were armed bandits but we know how armed bandits operate, they don't hold territory, so now we think it is a terrorist attack", Traore had earlier told reporters outside the entrance to the resort, part of which was on fire. Three others subsequently arrived in a vehicle and began firing their weapons.

Traore said of the 36 people who escaped unharmed, there were 13 French citizens, 14 Malians, and also Spanish, Dutch, Egyptian and Kenyan nationals.

But analysts said security forces appeared to have responded quicker this time than in previous such attacks.

Commandant Modibo Traore, a spokesman for the Malian special force, said there is believed to be between three ad four assailants.

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Yesterday's attack is the latest in a series of high- profile assaults in north and west Africa targeting locals and tourists, including in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

Sunday's violence came about a week after the USA state department warned of possible attacks on Western diplomatic missions and other locations in Bamako that Westerners frequent.

Extremist violence, though once limited to Mali's north, has spread farther south in recent years.

Since then, jihadists have continued to mount numerous attacks on civilians and the army, as well as on French and United Nations forces stationed there.

It has been targeted constantly by jihadists, with dozens of peacekeepers killed, including five on Saturday.

Mogherini, who has promised 50 million euros ($56 million) to back the new force, said Monday that Europeans and Africans were "brothers and sisters" in the fight against terror.

The landlocked west African country has been in the throes of a violent jihadist insurgency for several years, with several attacks being reported from the north and west of the country.

In 2015, a peace deal was signed between the government and some insurgent groups.

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