Masked gunmen kidnap assault Malian publisher

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Camara said that when the reporters at the paper tried to stop the gunmen, they opened fire in the air, damaging a part of their building. They then threw Haidara into the back of their pickup truck.The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement that Haidara suffered a head wound and a broken hand. The incident comes after The Independent published articles critical of the government.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family BAMAKO, Mali (AP) – The editor of a Malian newspaper says masked gunmen stormed the paper’s office and abducted its publisher, who was later assaulted and dumped on the side of a road about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside of Bamako.Youssouf Camara, editor of “The Independent” told The Associated Press by telephone Friday that the paper’s publisher, Saouti Labass Haidara, was taken from the office at around 9 p.m. on Thursday night.center_img Quick workouts for men Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img

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