Malian troops fire on protest in Gao, two killed

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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 6:36 AM

GAO (Reuters) - Malian soldiers opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the volatile northern city of Gao on Tuesday, killing two and wounding several, two doctors at a hospital that received the bodies told Reuters.

The protesters were angry about the introduction of a new interim authority in the region. Some of them had knives, a Reuters witness said.

(Reporting Suleiman Anara; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Alison Williams)