Arrests over deadly jihadist attack in Mali

Malian police have arrested three men suspected of aiding militants behind a deadly attack that killed two Europeans and three Malians. A jihadist group has claimed responsibility saying Westerners were targeted.

Malian police have arrested three men suspected of aiding militants behind this month’s deadly attack that killed a French citizen, a Belgian and three Malians at a popular nightspot in Bamako.

Mali’s security services said the arrests targeted individuals believed to have assisted two militants who carried out the attack on March 7 before being killed in a shootout with police.

“Two major links in the organization of the deadly attack on the restaurant-bar La Terrasse were arrested on Wednesday and during the night by the special forces of Mali’s intelligence agency,” State Security (SE), a government source told AFP.
 
 
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