Red Cross Employee Killed In Mali

A Malian employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross has been killed, in the northern Mali town of Gao late on Wednesday night, a spokesman for the aid organization and local residents said.

Jean-Nicolas Marti, the organization’s director in Mali, said Thursday that a colleague in the northern city of Gao

The deceased was said to have been shot to death by armed men who were on a motorcycle while he was in front of a store and then sped off.

The shooting takes place amid an increase in violence in Gao, where almost two weeks ago a French-Swiss woman was abducted. Authorities believe she is being held by jihadists, though there has been no official claim of responsibility for that attack, the star reported.

Gao was under the control of jihadists for about a year before a French-led operation in 2013.

 

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