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Mali nightclub attack kills five in Bamako

Five people have been killed in a machine-gun and grenade attack on a nightclub in Mali's capital, Bamako.

Witnesses say the attackers shouted "God is Great" in Arabic ("Allahu Akbar").

A French national was shot dead at La Terrasse bar and two Malian men were killed as the gunmen fled the scene.

A Belgian man died when a grenade was thrown at his car in a nearby street. A third European died in hospital.

The BBC's Alex Duval Smith reports from Bamako.

  • 07 Mar 2015
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