24 Malian soldiers killed in attack on northern patrol


At least 24 Malian soldiers have been killed in an attack by militants in the country’s eastern region.

According to the military, another 29 were also injured during a joint operation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region.

An army spokesman 17 of the terrorists were killed and 100 suspects were being held in Tiloa, in Niger.

This is coming weeks after the West African country witnessed one of the deadliest strikes against its military which left 54 soldiers dead.

Details of the recent attack are still unclear and authorities are yet to name the assailant or identify which group they belong to.



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