Two killed in western Mali attack
An improvised explosive device went off Monday at a police checkpoint in western Mali killing an officer and a civilian’m Seven others were injured in the attack at the Nara National Police checkpoint on the road to Mauritania, the regional governor’s office said. The civilian was an employee at the town hall, it said. A military official also confirmed the attack to AFP.
Since August 2020, Mali has been ruled by the military. The violence has mainly affected the centre and the east of the country, and has spread to neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.