January 21, 2022

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At least 30 people were killed by suspected jihadists in the Mopti area

At least 30 Malian civilians, in a transport vehicle, were attacked by terrorists near Pandiyagara on Friday.

Local authorities told the AFP that at least 30 people were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists on a transport vehicle near Pandiyagara in the Mopti area of ​​the country center on Friday.

Local authorities told the AFP that at least 30 people were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists on a transport vehicle near Pandiyagara in the Mopti area of ​​the country center on Friday.

“At least 30 Mali civilians were killed by terrorists near Pandiyagara on Friday. They were in a public transport vehicle. The passengers were shot by machine guns and the vehicle was set on fire. The government sent security forces there.Local officials in Mopti, anonymous, told the AFP.

An official selected from the Pandiyagara area confirmed the assessment and said that among the victims, “Children and Women and the Missing”. Many of the militant groups that plague the country have not claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mali has been responsible for the activities of groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State since 2012, as well as all forms of violence perpetrated by self-proclaimed self-proclaimed militants and bandits. Regular forces are accused of abuse.

The violence, which began in the north in 2012, has spread to neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger. Despite the deployment of UN, French and African forces, they killed thousands of civilians and soldiers and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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The military takeover of power in Bamako following the overthrow of the regime in 2020 has not stopped the cycle of violence.