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U.S. condemns radical attack in Mali, killing 31 people

This still image, taken from a video taken on December 4, 2021, shows a burnt bus following a shooter’s attack near Bankass in Mali on December 4, 2021.

December 6, 2021

(Reuters) – The United States has “strongly accused” of killing at least 31 people and injuring 17 in a radical attack on a bus in central Mali, the State Department said on Sunday.

On Friday, an unidentified armed group fired on a bus and moved to the Bandiagara market, 6 miles (10 km) from Songho village.

The village is located in the heart of the Mopti region, the epicenter of Mali’s violence fueled by al-Qaeda and armed groups associated with the Islamic State.

“The United States has strongly condemned Saturday’s attacks on civilians near Bandiagara in Mali, killing 31 people and injuring 17 people,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. Stated.

“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the people of Mali and continue to work with them to pursue a safe, prosperous and democratic future,” Price said.

Jihadist attacks surged across the Sahel region of Africa, killing thousands and expelling millions across Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

(Report by Dan Whitcomb, edited by Peter Cooney)



U.S. condemns radical attack in Mali, killing 31 people

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