• Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base – ministry

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    BAMAKO: Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali on Tuesday in an assault on their base that authorities called a “coordinated terrorist attack.” “The toll has increased: we have lost 17 men and 35 are wounded,” Mali’s Defense Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said. Authorities had earlier announced that 12 soldiers were killed. Coulibaly called the assault a “coordinated terrorist attack on our positions,” but did not say who was responsible. In the hours after the assaults two groups—one jihadist, the other ethnic—both claimed to have carried out the raid on the military camp in Nampala.

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    AFP

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