Suspect in Mali restaurant attack killed during arrest attempt

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 13, 2015 5:31 AM

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian authorities killed a man suspected of being involved in a restaurant attack in the capital Bamako last week that killed five people, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

"He was being arrested last night by security forces in the Magnabougou district. There was an exchange of fire and he was killed," said one of the sources.

A police source also said the man was killed during an attempt to arrest him.

(Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Emma Farge; Editing by Janet Lawrence)