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According to a provisional report, five Malian soldiers were killed in central Mali on Sunday. These soldiers were victims of “an ambush by an unidentified terrorist armed group,” announced the Malian army, which reported three deaths on the side of the jihadists.
Five Malian soldiers were killed on Sunday, September 12, in an ambush by jihadists in central Mali, the Malian army announced.
A Malian military patrol “reacted vigorously to an ambush by an as yet unidentified terrorist armed group” at midday in the Macina circle, the army said in a statement. She reported a “provisional human toll” of five dead in its ranks and three among the jihadists.
In addition, five Malian military vehicles were burned and three vehicles of the attackers were destroyed, according to the same source.
Two more attacks the day before
Previously, the UN Mission in Mali (Minusma) announced that three of its peacekeepers were injured on Saturday by an explosive device near its camp in Kidal, in the northeast of the country.
In addition, two Moroccan truckers were killed on Saturday several hundred kilometers north of Bamako, where they were transporting goods, by unidentified assailants, according to Moroccan diplomatic and Malian security sources.
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Since the outbreak of independence and jihadist rebellions in the North in 2012, Mali has been plunged into a multifaceted turmoil that has left thousands of people dead, including many civilians, despite the support of the international community and the intervention of military forces. the UN, French and African.
The violence, interwoven with inter-community conflicts, spread from the north to the center of the country, which became its main focus, then to neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger.