In an attack on March 7, 2015,[1] five people were shot dead and nine wounded in a restaurant on a busy street of Bamako, the capital of Mali. Two of those killed were Malians, and the others French and Belgian respectively.[2][3]

March 2015 Bamako shooting
LocationHippodrome, Bamako, Mali
DateMarch 7, 2015
Attack type
Shooting
Deaths5
Injuries
9
PerpetratorsAl-Mourabitoun

PerpetratorsEdit

The jihadist group Al-Mourabitoun has claimed responsibility for the attack.[4]

ShootingEdit

On March 7, 2015, local police in Bamako, responded to an attack at La Terrace restaurant of Hippodrome district.[5] The police department stated "This is a terrorist attack, although we're waiting for clarification. Provisionally, there are four dead – one French national, a Belgian and two Malians".[6] Victims were taken to Gabriel Toure hospital.[7]

Deaths by nationality
Country Number
  Mali 2
  France 1
  Belgium 1
Total 4

ReactionsEdit

François Hollande, the President of France, condemned the attack as "cowardly". The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, said that France would strengthen Mali's resolve to "fight terrorism in all its forms".[8] Didier Reynders, the Belgian Foreign Minister, also condemned the attack and said it may have been an act of terrorism.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Variyar, Mugdha. "Gunmen Kill Four, Including Europeans, in Mali Restaurant". International Business Times (7 March 2015). AFP. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Europeans shot dead in Mali restaurant terror attack". The Telegraph (7 March 2015). The Telegraph. Agence France-Presse. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ "French, Belgian and three others dead in Mali shooting". Daily Mail (7 March 2015). AFP. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Islamist group claims responsibility for Mali attack that killed 5". Reuters. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ "French, Belgian among four shot dead in midnight attack on Mali restaurant". South China Morning Post (7 March 2015). AFP and Reuters. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Gunmen attack restaurant in Mali capital, 4 dead". The Times of India (7 March 2015). AFP. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Four Europeans shot dead in Mali restaurant terror attack". i24news (7 March 2015). i24news with AFP. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Mali bar attack kills five in Bamako". BBC News. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Mali Restaurant Shooting: Militants Kill Five in Bamako Attack". NBC News. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

Coordinates: 12°38′00″N 7°59′00″W / 12.6333°N 7.9833°W / 12.6333; -7.9833