BREAKING: Armed Men Attack Mali’s Interim President, Goïta In Bamako Mosque

Two armed males, together with one wielding a knife, attacked Mali’s interim president Assimi Goïta on Tuesday within the Great Mosque within the capital Bamako. 

The assault happened throughout prayers for the Islamic competition of Eid al-Adha, an AFP journalist who witnessed the occasion stated. 

BREAKING: Armed Men Attack Mali’s Interim President, Goïta In Bamako Mosque 2

Goïta has since been taken from the scene, in response to the journalist, who stated it was not instantly clear whether or not he had been wounded. 

Religious Affairs Minister Mamadou Kone instructed AFP {that a} man had “tried to kill the president with a knife” however was apprehended. 

Latus Toure, the director of the Great Mosque, stated an attacker had lunged for the president however wounded another person. 

AFP was not instantly capable of affirm the accounts.

Mali has been struggling to comprise jihadist insurgency that first emerged within the north of the nation in 2012, and has since unfold to Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. 

Thousands of troopers and civilians have been killed and lots of of hundreds have fled their houses, FRANCE 24 additionally experiences. 

The battle has additionally been mirrored by political instability within the capital. 

Colonel Goïta led a coup final August, ousting elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita after weeks of mass protests over corruption and the long-running jihadist battle.

In May, he ousted a transitional authorities that had been entrusted with the duty of main the nation again to civilian rule in February 2022.

He was then named transitional president, however has pledged to maintain to the purpose for returning to civilian authorities.

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BREAKING: Armed Men Attack Mali’s Interim President, Goïta In Bamako Mosque

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