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Mali: Muslim preacher stabbed, injured in Bamako

1st Feb 2019
Mali: Muslim preacher stabbed, injured in Bamako

By Alaattin Dogru

 

DAKAR, Senegal (AA): One of the leading Islamic preachers in Mali’s capital Bamako was stabbed and injured by six people on Wednesday, another leading imam said.

Adam Sakho, one of the imams of Hippodrom-2 Mosque, was stabbed by six young people in front of his house at around 10.00 a.m. local time (1000GMT), Messa Mory Konate, a representative of the Islamic Solidarity League, told Anadolu Agency.

Wednesday’s stabbing was the second such incident in this month as Sheikh Abdoulaye Aziz Yattabare, another leading opinion leader, was previously stabbed to death on Jan. 19.

Konate said that two young carpenters, who are among the suspects, are also accused of stealing the phone of a businessman.

Sakho had advised the accused to give back the phone to the owner if they stole it, he added.

After leaving the scene, Sakho was attacked in front of his house by six people, including the two in question.

Sakho was taken to the Mali Hospital in the capital and he was discharged in the evening.

Konate said police have arrested some of the suspects and launched investigation.

Imam Messa Mory Konate, representative of Malian imams and intellectuals Islamic solidarity league, told Anadolu Agency about the assassination.

[Map of Mali. Creative Commons]

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