In a statement issued by the American NGO SITE, which specialises in tracking radical groups, jihadists from the Al-Qaeda Group admit to having carried out two attacks near Bamako.
The attacks targeted a fire station and an environmental and forest protection unit in the towns of Markacoungo and Kassela in southeastern Mali.
The Malian Ministry of Security and Civil Protection later said the attack killed two firefighters and three civilians.
To combat terrorism and deal with these jihadists, Mali has enlisted the help of Russian military instructors.
These instructors are considered by the West as “mercenaries of the Kremlin”.