Three Chinese, two Mauritanians kidnapped from construction site in northern Mali
BAMAKO – Three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were abducted from a construction site in northern Mali on Saturday when gunmen raided the site for equipment and took hostages, the army said.
The raid took place 55 kilometres (34 miles) from the town of Kwala, a regular transit point for companies moving through Mali’s desert north, the army said in a statement.
No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack.
Parts of Mali have been mired in violence since 2012, when…