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.

More From: RFI

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.