Mali reports attempted stabbing of interim President Assimi Goita

In this file photo taken on September 22, 2020, Colonel Assimi Goita addresses the press during the ceremony of the 60th anniversary of Mali's independence in Bamako, one day after announcing that the transitional presidency would be assigned to a retired colonel Bah Ndaw.

Photo credit: Michele Cattani | AFP

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  • The attacker was immediately overpowered by bodyguards, the presidential office said, adding that investigations are ongoing.

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