The United States condemned the terrorist attack in Mali

© AP Photo / Malikahere.sostradanii security forces of MaliThe United States condemned the terrorist attack in Mali© AP Photo /

The United States condemns the terrorist attack at a hotel in Mali on 18 June and expressed condolences to the families of the victims, said Monday state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.

«We are grateful for the efforts of the peacekeeping forces of Mali, France and the UN, which responded to the attack and ensure the security of the complex,» — said in a statement, Nauert. According to her, the USA in solidarity with the government and people of West African countries in the fight against terrorism.

Earlier it was reported that the attack killed four civilians and one soldier. More than 30 people who were held hostage were rescued, including 13 of the French.

On Sunday there was an attack on a tourist complex of the kangaroo island Camp, located near Bamako. Local residents reported shooting. Arrived at the scene of the Malian military and the soldiers of the international troops deployed in the country. As the head of the EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini, the terrorist attack in Mali killed a Portuguese citizen and a citizen of Mali, functioning as a part of EU training mission and the EU delegation.