Sunday, 10 June 2018

Three mali Soldiers, 13 ‘terrorists’ killed during terror attack in Mali

The Ministry of Defense said today that three Malian soldiers and 13 "terrorists" were killed in fighting at a military camp in central Mali.

The troops "repulsed a terrorist attack at dawn" in the central city of Boni, the ministry said, "Army forces" killed 13 terrorists and recovered weapons and ammunition "and three soldiers died while the attack was repelled, according to the statement. release.

Residents in Boni told AFP that helicopters were circulating later in the area, but that calm had returned for the afternoon. Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda took control of the desert north of Mali in early 2012, but were largely driven out in a military operation led by France launched in January 2013.

In June 2015, the Malian government signed a peace agreement with coalitions of armed groups. But the jihadists remain active, and large parts of the country remain without law. Since 2015, jihadist attacks have concentrated in central and southern Mali and have spread to neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger.

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