Lhe representation of Morocco in Mali informed MAP that, according to information obtained on the spot, no Moroccan was among the victims of this attack.
Videos relayed on social networks showed the destruction of a number of trucks loaded with heavy equipment, following this attack.
The attack by unknown elements caused the temporary suspension of traffic on this important West African route.
This attack comes a little more than two weeks after that which occurred on September 11 against a Moroccan commercial convoy in the region of Kayes, in the west of Mali, causing the death of two Moroccan truck drivers.
The Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned this “Cowardly and barbaric attack” perpetrated by unidentified armed individuals.
Since this tragedy, professionals in the Moroccan road transport sector sound the alarm on the urgent need to act to ensure the safety of trade routes between Morocco and its southern neighbors.