"Heinous" attack in Mali's capital condemned by Security Council

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Training on urban combat techniques at the National Guard conducted by MINUSMA UN Police Officers. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

An attack in Bamako, Mali has been condemned by the Security Council in what it called the "strongest terms".

Five people were killed and seven injured, including two international experts working for the United Nations.

Members of the Security Council called the attack a "heinous" act.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

Media reports indicated on Saturday that a masked gunman opened fire at a restaurant called La Terrasse in Mali's capital Bamako.

It was a place reportedly popular with expatriates, including international civil servants working for the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA.

The UN is helping to restore stability to the West African country, which was plunged into a crisis by a coup d’état in early 2012.

The members of the Security Council called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate this attack and bring perpetrators to justice.

They also reiterated their support for MINUSMA to assist the Malian authorities and the Malian people in their efforts to bring lasting peace.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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