Mali arrests three Europeans for ‘terrorism:’ Army

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Three Europeans suspected of “terrorism” have been arrested in central Mali during operations against extremists, the Malian army said Tuesday without giving identifying details.

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“The Malian military detachment from Diabaly carried out the arrest on April 10, 2022, of five suspects including three European nationals,” the general staff said in a statement.

The statement did not identify the suspects, who were arrested in Diabaly, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) northwest of Bamako.

Ruled by a military junta since August 2020, Mali has been in a political crisis since 2012.

The spread of extremists from the north has spilled into neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger.

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