Yesterday, Mali was once again the target of terrorist violence. Nearly 30 Malian and Burkinabe citizens, including several women and children, were killed on their way to the market in Boni in the centre of the country. On the same day, several attacks against the Malian security forces resulted in a number of deaths.
The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and reiterates its solidarity with the people of Mali and Burkina Faso. We remain strongly committed to supporting the efforts of Mali and the Sahel G5 to combat the terrorist threat and to stabilise the Sahel region.