14 Malian soldiers killed by explosives in multiple attacks in Mopti Region

Coordinated attacks by Islamic extremists have killed 14 Malian soldiers and wounded nearly a dozen, the army said.

Multiple improvised explosive devices detonated between Dia and Diafarabe villages as well as between Koumara and Macina towns in central Mali, said Col. Souleymane Dembele, the director of public relations for the army, in a statement Wednesday.

During the same attacks, which occurred earlier this week, Mali’s forces killed more than 30 “terrorists,” Dembele said.

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Source: ABC News