Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in Mali bomb blast


Seven soldiers and a civilian driver were killed in central Mali when their vehicle hit explosives in the latest attack in an area riven by jihadist violence, the defence ministry said Thursday.

Wednesday’s “cowardly terrorist attack” took place between the northern city of Timbuktu and Mopti in the centre, a statement said, adding that the soldiers were on an escort mission.

“Two escort vehicles of the Malian army hit improvised explosive devices between Bambara-Maoude and Douentza,” it said.

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Source: Journal du Cameroun