At least 19 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military post in
central Mali on Sunday. The incident took place in Sokolo military camp
in the Segou region, where armed fighters linked to al-Qaeda are known
In a tweet, the Malian Armed Forces which claims to be in control of
the situation, reported a provisional death toll of 19, five injured
and equipment taken away.
A local politician said they entered the camp near the village at
dawn, opened fire, destroyed some structures and left soon after.
The assault comes after a similar attack on Thursday by armed men in
the country’s volatile Mopti region near the border with Burkina Faso,
killing at least six soldiers.
Mali has struggled to contain an armed uprising that erupted in the
north in 2012 and h...