Four people, two Europeans and two Malians, have been killed after gunmen raided a restaurant in the capital of Mali, Bamako. Two armed suspects have been arrested, Reuters reported citing a senior intelligence official.
Armed commandos stormed the “La Terrasse” open air bar in the Hippodrome district of Bamako late Friday night, triggering a shootout in which a French national was murdered.
The attackers continued to fire in the vicinity of the restaurant, killing a Belgian citizen, as well as a police officer and a Malian property caretaker.
A least one more person was reportedly wounded. According to some reports a grenade was also thrown, but failed to explode.