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8 killed in terrorist attack in Mali

Attack carried out by unidentified gunmen at checkpoint in Koutiala city

Fatma Esma Arslan   | 13.06.2022
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DAKAR, Senegal

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.

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