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Man accused of trying to kill Mali junta boss

A man accused of the assassination attempt on Mali's military strongman Assimi Goita, the figure behind two coups in less than a year, has died in custody, the government said on Sunday. The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, had been taken into custody after the assassination attempt on Bamako's large mosque on Tuesday. "During investigations ... his health deteriorated" and he was later hospitalized, but "unfortunately he died", the government said in a statement. It added that an…

Armed men try to stab Mali’s interim president

Two gunmen, including one who used a knife, attacked Mali's interim president Assimi Goita on Tuesday in the Grand Mosque in Bamako in the country's capital, a journalist from the Agence France-Presse (AFP) who was at the scene said. The attack took place during prayers for the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha. Goita has since been taken from the scene, according to the journalist, who said it was not immediately clear if he had been injured. Religious Affairs Minister Mamadou Kone told AFP that a man…

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