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Gunmen storms into Malian army base killing 16 security personnel


Devdiscourse News Desk bamako Mali
Updated: 17-03-2019 17:00 IST
Gunmen storms into Malian army base killing 16 security personnel

The base is in the village of Dioura, the mayor of the nearest town Kareri, Youssouf Coulibaly, told Reuters from inside it. Image Credit: ANI

Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base overnight, killing at least 16 soldiers and destroying five vehicles in central Mali's Mopti region, two local councillors in the area where the attack happened said on Sunday.

The base is in the village of Dioura, the mayor of the nearest town Kareri, Youssouf Coulibaly, told Reuters from inside it. Central Mali has in the past few years been overrun by jihadists with links to al Qaeda.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Mali

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