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Interim Malian President Faces Knife Attack In Mosque


The interim President of Mali, Assimi Goita, has reportedly escaped a knife attack in a mosque in Bamako, the capital of Mali. His office said he was targeted in an attempted stabbing attack after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in the capital, Bamako.”



“The attacker was immediately overpowered by security. Investigations are ongoing,” his office announced in a tweet on Tuesday

A report by AFP indicated that Mr. Goita was whisked away,



A Malian Government official is believed to have told AFP that Goita was “safe and sound”.


The president arrived at the military camp of Kati, outside Bamako, “where security has been reinforced”.




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Credit: African Entertainment

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