Mali PM arrested trying to leave country - military spokesman
BAMAKO Dec 11 (Reuters) - Security forces in Mali arrested Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra late on Monday as he tried to leave the country for France, a spokesman for the military said.
"He wanted to leave the country having incited trouble," said Bakary Mariko, a spokesman for the group of soldiers who seized power in a March coup. It remains powerful despite officially handing power back to civilians earlier this year.
The arrest was confirmed by a diplomat in Mali.
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