Mali: Deserting army colonel accused of plotting weekend attack

APA-Bamako (Mali) By Alou Diawara

The Malian army has accused Colonel Ba Ag Moussa, of being behind last weekend’s attack in Dioura, in the centre of the country.

In two communiqués issued on Sunday evening, the military hierarchy deplored the “loss of human life” within its ranks, without specifying the exact number of casualties, but pointed out that the assailants had also been killed.

Regarding the identity of the attackers, our source has been a little more precise, revealing that the attack was perpetrated by “terrorist groups under the command of Ba Ag Moussa, a colonel who deserted the Malian army.”

The army described it as a terrorist attack and recorded the material damage that is unassessed.


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