Sunday, January 28, 2018

Mali: Terrorist attack on military base, 14 soldiers killed.

(Soumpi)  At least 14 Malian soldiers have been killed and 18 others wounded in an al-Qaeda attack during which the terrorists briefly took control of a military camp in the north of the country. A statement from the military stated:
"The Malian armed forces were attacked early this morning, around 4 am, in Soumpi (Timbuktu region). We have recorded 14 dead, 18 wounded and material damage,"
The camp was recaptured by the afternoon, with a report that 2 terrorists were killed.

Following this attack, a suicide bomber killed 4 soldiers when he uttered 'Allah ackba' in the town of Ménaka situated in the south of the country on the border with Niger.