Gunmen attack EU mission in Mali capital; 1 attacker dead

March 21, 2016 10:49 PM

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BAMAKO, Mali — Gunmen launched an attack Monday evening on the European Union military training mission’s headquarters in the Malian capital, Bamako, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on Western interests in the region.

Armed forces killed at least one man, who lay outside the hotel in jeans and a shirt in a pool of blood next to a Kalashnikov rifle. His backpack lay beside him. It was not immediately known how many people had launched the assault, and as of late Monday no group had claimed responsibility.

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