MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A police officer and a civilian were wounded on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a police post in the capital city of Mali, Bamako, the BBC reported Thursday, citing a military source.
The shooters arrived at the Sogoniko bus station adjacent to the police post in a taxi before the incident, the source said.
The perpetrators of the assault fled the scene of the crime on a motorcycle, according to the broadcaster.
On August 7, several armed men attacked a small private hotel in the city of Sevare, some 370 miles northeast of Bamako, and took hostages.
The siege was over on Saturday after Malian special forces, backed by French soldiers, stormed the hotel. At least 13 people, including five UN employees, died in a 24-hours-long hostage siege of the hotel.