Mali: Several soldiers killed in IED attack in Mopti region

At least nine soldiers have been killed and 11 more wounded in an attack in central Mali, the army said, but local officials said the death toll was even higher.

The attack on Wednesday occurred near the village of Bodio in the Mopti region, the epicentre of violence in Mali by fighters linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS), according to Moulaye Guindo, the mayor of the nearby town of Bankass.

In a statement, Mali’s army said that troops had repelled a “complex IED attack,” referring to an improvised explosive device.

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Source: Al Jazeera