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06 Aug 2020 | 05:10 PM UTC

Mali: Gunmen attack military post in Sandaré (Kayes region) August 4

Mali News Alert

Gunmen attack military post in Sandaré (Kayes region) on August 4; further attacks are possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Sandaré (Kayes region)

Event

Unidentified gunmen attacked a military post in Sandaré (Kayes region) on Tuesday, August 4. According to media sources, a group of four armed individuals who arrived on motorcycles targeted the security post at the entrance of the city at approximately 18:00 (local time) and opened fire. Two security personnel were wounded in the attack. Reports indicate that the assailants set the post on fire before fleeing the area and extensive material damage occurred.

Similar incidents are possible in the region over the near term.

Advice

The security environment in Mali remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

Due to the underlying terrorist and kidnapping threats prevalent in the country, all those present in Mali are advised to remain discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times, and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.

 

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