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French President Hollande condemns ex-pat restaurant attack in Mali that kills 5

  • The nightclub, rear, that was attacked by gunmen as Mali police, center, provide security in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, March 7, 2015. At least one masked gunman sprayed bullets in a nightclub popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing at least five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

    The nightclub, rear, that was attacked by gunmen as Mali police, center, provide security in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, March 7, 2015. At least one masked gunman sprayed bullets in a nightclub popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing at least five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)  (The Associated Press)

  • The road leading to a nightclub that was attacked by gunmen is blocked of by Mali police in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, March 7, 2015. At least one masked gunman sprayed bullets in a nightclub popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing at least five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

    The road leading to a nightclub that was attacked by gunmen is blocked of by Mali police in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, March 7, 2015. At least one masked gunman sprayed bullets in a nightclub popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing at least five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)  (The Associated Press)

  • The nightclub, rear, that was attacked by gunmen as Mali police, center, provide security in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, March 7, 2015. At least one masked gunman sprayed bullets in a nightclub popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing at least five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

    The nightclub, rear, that was attacked by gunmen as Mali police, center, provide security in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, March 7, 2015. At least one masked gunman sprayed bullets in a nightclub popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing at least five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)  (The Associated Press)

French President Francois Hollande has condemned an attack on a restaurant in the Malian capital of Bamako that has killed five people and injured an unknown number of others.

Hollande said in a statement on Saturday that security had immediately been tightened around French facilities while the embassy set up a crisis cell to help expatriates. He said one of the victims was likely French.

Hollande said he "condemns with the greatest force the cowardly attack" against La Terrasse restaurant, located in a district of expatriates. Hollande said that he will meet with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to show his support, much as the Malian leader had come to Paris to show his support in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January.