8 killed in terrorist attack in Mali
Attack carried out by unidentified gunmen at checkpoint in Koutiala city
At least eight people were killed Sunday in a terrorist attack in southern Mali.
The attack was carried out by unidentified gunmen at a checkpoint in the city of Koutiala, local authorities told an Anadolu Agency correspondent.
Eight others were wounded and one person went missing.
In May this year, an Italian family and a Togolese citizen were abducted by unidentified individuals near Koutiala.
The Liptako-Gourma region bordering Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger has become the target of terrorist groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda and Daesh/ISIS in recent years.
Despite foreign military missions being stationed in Mali since 2013, terrorist groups in the country continue their attacks.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.