Mali: BREAKING NEWS - Assassination Attempt on Transitional President Assimi Goïta

Coup leader and Vice President Assimi Goita, left, former President Bah N'Daw, centre, and former Prime Minister Moctar Ouane.

On Tuesday morning, the interim president of Mali escaped an attack outside the Great Mosque of Bamako, during the Muslim rite of Eid al-Adha, the feast of the Sacrifice.

"After the imam's prayer and sermon, when the imam was about to sacrifice his sheep, a young man tried to stab Assimi (Goïta) from behind, but another person got injured," Latus Tourè, manager of the Great Mosque, told AFP.

Translated from the original in French.

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