IQNA

14:47 - April 06, 2020
News ID: 3471054
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Some 20 Malian soldiers were killed in an apparent militant attack Monday, local politicians and a military official said, in the latest bout of violence in the war-torn West African state.

 

Militants attacked a military base in the northern town of Bamba early Monday morning, according to a local government official, who called the assailants "terrorists" and said at least 20 soldiers had died, AFP reported.

Another local official gave a similar account, but suggested the death toll was likely higher than 20, while a leading army official also confirmed an attack had taken place, with losses on both sides.

No group has claimed responsbility for the attack. 

 

Tags: Mali ، soldiers ، killed ، militants
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