Fekola Mine Site-minB2Gold Corp. reported that three of its employees were killed and several others were wounded when an employee transport convoy from the Fekola mine was attacked by terrorists in Mali. Traveling with a Malian gendarme escort, a bus transporting B2Gold employees from the Fekola mine to Bamako was attacked approximately 75 km west of Bamako. All of the wounded including gendarmes have been transported to a local hospital.

The attack occurred more than 300 km northeast of the Fekola mine site, along a transport route that has been the focus of an increased security presence by the Malian armed forces. Mining and processing activities at the Fekola mine have not been impacted by this incident. The company said it is actively engaged with the Malian government on further improvement to security along the transport route.