Two customs officers killed in Mali ‘jihadist’ attack

January 25, 2018

Bamako:Two Malian customs officers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack at a market in the small village of Toubakoro, security sources told AFP on Wednesday.

“Two customs officers were killed, a terrorist too,” according to one source.

The attackers arrived in Toubakoro, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital Bamako, on motorcycles and were armed, said another source, adding that, “there was a great panic in the village”.

“The jihadists were well informed about the comings and goings of the security forces,” said an elected representative who was near the market at the time.

“The jihadists fired at a customs vehicle,” he added.APP