According to him, it came after hours of fighting with the guards of the palace of the president's personal guard. The rebels arrested several members of the Cabinet of Ministers Mali, including the head of the Foreign Ministry. The seat of the president himself is not clear, as the number of victims in the shootings.
Earlier it was reported that president Amadou Toumani Toure referred to ongoing actions "is not a coup," and "regular riot." He stated this in his own microblog on Twitter.
Mess at the military base located near the presidential residence in Bamako, broke the other day of days after the speech of security and civilian defense Sadio Gassama. Wrath of the military caused by inattention minister rank and file complaints about the lack of ammunition and goods, and the so-called "Mismanagement", under which the army involves the inability of the authorities to cope with the rebels of the Tuareg tribe in the north of the country.
A few hours after the start of the rebellion fighters captured the structure of the municipal TV and radio. Their broadcasts were discontinued. Participants explained to her the riot act desire to force the authorities to listen to their demands, and not the intention of overthrowing the government, ITAR-TASS reported.