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Watch the Moment Knive-wielding Man Attempted to Kill Malian President in Mosque

The Interim President of Mali, Colonel Assimi Goita was almost assassinated three days ago, while saying his prayers at a mosque to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

The Colonel who was dressed in a blue regalia managed to survive the attack.

Interim Mali President Assimi Goita

Afterwards, security agents overpowered two men in the mosque and threw one into the back of a military pickup truck, video obtained by Reuters showed, as Goita, dressed in a sky blue embroidered robe, was ringed by bodyguards.

Colonel Assimi Goïta is a Malian military officer and the leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, a military junta that seized power from former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in the 2020 Malian coup d’état.

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