Authorities said that among the dead there are representatives of several nationalities including a Frenchman, reported AP. At least 8 people were injured in the attack.

No details about the attackers have not yet been reported. According to some reports, there were three of them. The area around the scene is cordoned off.

In January 2016, the Islamists seized the capital hotel is Splendid. Then, 30 people were killed, among whom were many foreigners, including Ukrainian family. Responsibility for the attack took over the jihadist group "al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb".