Suspected jihadists attack village in central Mali, kill official in front of his family

October 9, 2015 8:59 PM

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BAMAKO, Mali – A mayor says a group of suspected jihadists attacked a village in central Mali, killing a local official in front of his family.

Harouna Bellem, the mayor of Dioungani municipality, says the attackers are suspected members of the radical Macina Liberation Movement, which has been blamed for other attacks this year that have targeted military and civilian authorities in south and central Mali. Dioungani lies close to the Burki...

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