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Gunfire heard outside Mali capital amid reports of military unit mutiny — RT World News

A group of Malian soldiers has reportedly mutinied outside the capital Bamako, following weeks of anti-government protests calling for the president to resign.

The Norwegian embassy has warned its citizens to shelter in place until the situation is resolved. 

It remains unclear how much of the military has mutinied, though an unnamed security source cited by Reuters merely stated: “Yes, mutiny. The military has taken up arms.”

“The embassy has been notified of mutiny in the Armed Forces and troops are on their way to Bamako. Norwegians should exercise caution and preferably stay at home until the situation is clear,” the Norwegian embassy said in an alert to its citizens.

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