Top Malian army officer survives assassination attempt in capital: sources

January 26, 2015 11:17 PM

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - One of Mali's most senior military officers survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Bamako, on Monday, three sources told Reuters.

General Mohamed Ould Meydou, adviser to the chief of staff of Mali's army and the most senior Arab officer in the military, was shot by unknown gunmen, but was only lightly wounded in the incident, two of the sources said.

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