US issues Mali terror alert after deadly attack

The US embassy in Mali has issued an alert over a possible terror attack in the capital, Bamako, that could target key government facilities and public places.

This is the third alert issued by the US embassy in Mali since March 2021.

The latest advisory came days after 22 civilians were killed in Mali’s northern Menaka region by suspected militants. Malian media reported that armed men who staged the attack were affiliated to the Islamic State group.

Mali’s military-led government heightened security in Bamako after militants killed six soldiers in the central Mopti region on April 24.

The rising insecurity in northern Mali has been attributed to the withdrawal of French forces from the country.

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