Bodies of the two murdered victims in Mali to be transferred to Agadir

According to the Moroccan embassy in Bamako, the lifeless remains of two Moroccan truck drivers slain Saturday in a vicious and savage attack by unidentified gunmen in the commune of Didiéni, Mali, will be returned on Thursday.

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Bodies of two Moroccan drivers murdered in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a Moroccan transport truck in Didiéni financial area last Saturday arrived at Agadir Al Massira airport on Friday morning.

The bodies of the two victims, who will be buried after the noon prayer, were deported to Morocco on a flight from Bamako via Casablanca.

In the presence of the Moroccan ambassador to Mali, Hassan Naciri, members of the embassy, Moussa Diarra, head of the Moroccan Malian Friendship Association, and Imam Thierno Hady Thiam, head of the Federal Council of the Tijani Order in Mali, a closing ceremony was held in the Malian capital yesterday, Thursday.

Following the attack on a Moroccan transport truck, Mr. Abdoulaye Diop, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Financial Cooperation, met with the Moroccan ambassador in Mali, expressing his “strong condemnation, on behalf of the transitional president, head of state, Colonel Assimi Goita and the government, for this cowardly and barbaric attack.”

The finance minister told the Moroccan ambassador that since the assault, the security, military, and health ministries had taken all necessary steps in their respective fields, emphasizing “the Malian authorities’ determination to locate the culprits and bring them to justice.”

The driver, who was injured in the collision, is still receiving treatment at a Bamako facility, and his health is steadily improving.

 

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