According to the mayor of Bambara, nine Chinese nationals were killed at a “Gold Kauss Group” gold mine in the village of Chimbolo, about 25km from Bombari. While that specific company name does not populate on a publicly available information search, the mayor claims this group is a Chinese subsidiary.
The attack occurred sometime in the morning of March 19th, when unidentified gunmen entered the village and began rounding up the Chinese nationals in what appears to be a targeted attack. There is no word yet on if the men were robbed. Two others have been injured.
#Alerte: un site minier exploité par l'entreprise chinoise Gold Kauss Group au village Chimbolo, à 25km de #Bambari (centre) est attaqué ce matin du 19/03 par des hoes armés. Bilan provisoire fait état de 9 chinois tués et 2 autres blessés , selon le maire de Bambari.
— Jefferson Cyrille Yapende (@cyrille_yapende) March 19, 2023