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Eleven People Died During Protests In Mali

Eleven People Died During Protests In Mali

During the protests against the current government in Mali, 11 people died, and 124 were injured, according to the publication Nord Sud Journal, citing doctors. Earlier, the government reported four killed.

"Seven deaths were registered in the Gabriel Toure hospital, three people were killed in the 5th district, and one in the 6th district," a hospital source said. Amid the deteriorating situation, some parties close to the government are asking for the resignation of Prime Minister Bubu Cisse, the newspaper writes.

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced the dissolution of the constitutional court on Saturday, July 11, after growing political tensions in the country turned into large-scale riots. In April, the court annulled the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections; this caused protests in several cities.

Mr. Cisse on Saturday promised to quickly form a government "open to solving the problems of today."