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11 people killed in Mali camp attack, suspected Islamist extremists



Bamako (Mali). At least 11 people have been killed in an attack on a camp in the Gao region of Mali. Officials released the information on Thursday. Officials said it was suspected that Islamic extremists had carried out the attack. Sadou Diallo, former mayor of Gao, said the attackers destroyed the food stored inside the camp and stole all the livestock. The UN confirmed the attack on Monday in a statement.

However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. But the attacks have been identified by terrorists linked to the Islamic State group in the Greater Sahara, who target civilians in the regions of Gao and Ménaka. The attack near Gao comes amid growing fears over extremist violence in Mali following the departure of French troops earlier this year after nine years of aiding the fight against militants in the West African country .

The French army left amid deteriorating relations with Colonel Assimi Goita, who took power in Mali nearly two years ago. In October, at least six people were killed in an explosion after a passenger bus was hit by a roadside bomb in the village of Songo in Mali. A local official, Bakiro Tal, said the explosion took place on Thursday in the village of Songo, about 12 km from Bandiagara in central Mali.

“Several other people seriously injured in the explosion have been taken to hospital in the Mopti region and we have no information on their condition at this time,” Tal said, adding that no one has claimed responsibility. . -Qaeda has been identified, they place explosives on the roads to target Malian army vehicles and UN peacekeepers.

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