5 Dead after Bamako Bar Attack

8th March 2015

La Terrasse bar in Bamako was attacked by Islamist militants last night. Masked gunmen attacked the bar with machine guns and grenades killing 5 people; one Frenchman, three Malians and a man from Belgium. The bar is popular with both locals and expats. This is the first attack of its kind to target the capital Bamako. Al -Murabitoun, an islamist offshoot of AQMI commanded by Moktar Belmoktar has claimed the attack stating it was a "revenge operation" against the "infidel west".