2 suspected bombers lynched and burned in Mali

2015-03-07 23:00

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Bamako - Two suspected bombers were lynched and burned by a mob in northern Mali's largest town on Saturday, security sources told AFP.

"The two young people had planted bombs not far from the Gao river police. They were ready to set them off remotely when they were surprised by Gao residents who burned them," a security source in the city told AFP.

A source inside the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Gao added that "no one could intervene" because of the angry mob was so determined to kill the youths and burn their bodies.

Photos were circulated on social media showing the two burnt bodies.

The lynching occurred on the same day five people - one French, one Belgian and three Malian - were killed by a masked gunman in a nightclub attack in the heart of the capital Bamako.

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