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Malian mayor mistakenly killed by govt troops


<p>The mayor of Anderaboukane, a region in the north of Mali was inadvertently shot dead by government troops who opened fire on his vehicle when he allegedly disregarded an order to stop. </p> <p>In a statement, the Malian army said “a suspicious vehicle did not heed an order by the Malian armed forces to comply with their instruction”.</p> <p>The military said the incident happened in an environment marked by terrorist attacks, and government troops unwilling to take chances, opened fire on the vehicle. </p> <p>Mayor Hamad Ahmed who was in the vehicle was killed while three other people who were with him were seriously injured, the statement said.</p> <p>“A probe is on to shed light on the circumstances surrounding to the incident” the army statement concluded.</p>
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