Seven dead as Mali checkpoint raided

APA-Bamako (Mali) By Alou Diawara

At least seven people, including three gendarmes and a customs officer, were killed in an attack on a checkpoint near Koury, a locality in south-eastern Mali, eyewitnesses have said.

“The death toll is 7, including 3 gendarmes, 1 customs officer and 3 civilians" a reliable source told APA, according to whom the attack on the Koury checkpoint where gendarmes and customs officers were stationed took place on Sunday evening.


A Security ministry source who wished to remain anonymous confirmed the attack and spoke about the number of victims.


This is the first time such an attack has been reported in the area.



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