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Mali Interim President Reportedly Targeted in Stabbing Attempt

The interim president was reportedly attacked during prayers amid the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Two armed men, one of whom had a knife, reportedly attacked Mali's interim president Assimi Goita during prayers in the great mosque in the capital Bamako on 20 July 2021, AFP reports. The president has not been injured, reports suggest, citing local sources.

The attack took place during the holy holiday of Eid al-Adha. The president was taken away from the site, according to the media.

Mali's Religious Affairs Minister Mamadou Kone said a man tried to kill the president with a knife but was apprehended, according to AFP. The director of the Great Mosque, Latus Toure, noted an assailant had rushed for the president but wounded someone else instead. Neither Mamadou nor Toure mentioned the second assailant, and what happened to him during the attack.