Five killed in Mali militant nightclub attack

March 8, 2015 10:47 AM

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Five killed in Mali militant nightclub attack

BAMAKO: Five people including two Europeans and a Malian policeman died in an assault claimed by an militant group on a Bamako nightclub Saturday, the first attack targeting Westerners in a city braced for militant violence since 2012.

At least one masked gunman entered the club popular with foreigners in the Malian capital around 1:00 am (0100 GMT) and sprayed the venue with automatic gunfire and threw grenades, witnesses said.

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