Four Malian soldiers were killed and another seriously wounded, today, Saturday, in an explosive device explosion, while their vehicle was passing in the center of the country.
A military source said in a statement to Agence France-Presse: “The rapid action group soldiers’ vehicle for observation and intervention passed over an explosive device in the Kourou region near the border with Burkina Faso, killing four soldiers and seriously wounding another.”
The source added that reinforcements had been sent to the area.
It is noteworthy that a military rebellion overthrew the Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, last week, and coup soldiers arrested the president, along with members of his government, before he announced his forced resignation on television.
The military, who forced the president to resign and took power, attributed their move to “insecurity in the country and the army’s lack of capabilities.”
And the United Nations announced that representatives of it were able to visit on Thursday evening the figures arrested during the coup, including the ousted president and his prime minister, Bobo Sisi, all of whom are being held in a camp in the town of Katy, near the capital, Bamako, which has become the center of the putschists.