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Interim President was targeted during Eid prayers

The Mali presidency stated in an announcement that Mali’s interim president Asimi Goita was stabbed and focused on Tuesday. The incident occurred throughout prayers on the Grand Mosque within the capital Bamako to mark the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Adha.

The Presidency stated in an announcement posted on its official Twitter account, "A knife attack was attempted against the Transition President Colonel Asimi Goita at the Grand Mosque of Bamako. The attacker was immediately caught amidst tight security. The investigation continues."

Colonel Asimi Goita, the chief of two coups in Mali in 9 months, was sworn in as transitional president on June 7. Goita was initially interim vp after the coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita final August.

In May, he ordered the arrest of President Bah Nadav and Prime Minister Moctor Ouane, who resigned shortly after whereas in custody. Later each had been launched.

In the identical month, the Constitutional Courtroom of Mali declared Goita the brand new interim president.

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