Mali army kills 14 suspected jihadists attempting escape - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Cloudy
11.1°C

Mali army kills 14 suspected jihadists attempting escape

April 09, 2018 - 6:35 AM

BAMAKO, Mali - Several Fulani civic associations say that Mali's army has killed 14 Fulani civilians who had been arrested and detained by the military in the country's central west region.

Abdul Aziz Diallo, president of the Peulh Tabital Pulaaku Association, alleged Monday that the army killings happened on Friday.

Mali's army said Saturday that 14 suspected extremists were killed when they allegedly attempted to escape detention. Mali's minister of defence on Sunday said the deaths will be investigated.

Residents in Nielbel said that soldiers came to the market Thursday and arrested 14 people who were later taken to Dioura.

Since 2015, mainly Fulani jihadist groups linked to al-Qaida have been attacking the Malian army. However, several human rights associations have accused the Malian army of serious human rights violations against civilians.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
The Associated Press

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant justice for lousy driver
    %%NoDefaultImage%% Matt Bentkowski posted this video to YouTube calling it Insta-Justice. Whatever you call it, there is something satisfying about having a front row seat when a bad d
  • CRA scammer turns ugly after calling a Kelowna cop
    KELOWNA - A Mountie became the target of one of those Canada Revenue Agency scammers while answering the phone at the Kelowna RCMP detachment. When the officer identified himself, the fraud
  • Dead dog dumped in bush near Kelowna
    KELOWNA – The president of a Kelowna backcountry cleanup non-profit found the discarded body of a dead German shepherd in the bush over the weekend. Kane Blake was on his way to a popu
  • Website pulls Humboldt T-shirt after Halifax cartoonist complains
    HALIFAX - An Australian website has stopped selling a T-shirt featuring a misappropriated Halifax newspaper cartoon about the Humboldt bus crash tragedy. Bruce MacKinnon of the Halifax Chron
  • Kelowna anti-abortion group taking their message to the road
    KELOWNA – It's been a while since anti-abortion activists in Kelowna have stirred up controversy, but may soon change. The Kelowna Right to Life Society has equipped a commercial v
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile