Red Cross Worker Shot Dead In Mali

A local Red Cross worker has reportedly been shot dead by gunmen in the town of Gao, in northern Mali.

A local worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross was shot dead in the northern Mali town of Gao late on Wednesday night, a spokesman for the aid organisation and local residents said.

“We are trying to confirm the details, but we can confirm the worker was killed,” Saoure Barthelemi said on Thursday, without providing further details.

The Malian man was not working at the time of the shooting and was visiting family, Barthelemi said.

Kader Toure, a resident of Gao, said the worker had been shot by two men on a motorcycle late at night. He was taken to hospital where he died from his wounds, Toure said.

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