Mali renews state of emergency after deadly attack

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, July 25, 2016
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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The Malian government on Thursday declared a state of emergency, a day after an attack in the centre of the country left 17 soldiers dead and 35 wounded.

The government said the state of emergency would last “for a duration of 10 days” following the attack at at an army base in Nampala.

Its also said a period of national mourning would begin on Thursday “in homage to the victims of the terrorist attack”.

In the hours after Tuesday’s assaults two groups – one jihadist, the other ethnic – both claimed to have carried out the raid on the military camp.

Several security sources in the region told AFP they doubted the veracity of the claim of responsibility from the National Alliance for the Protection of Peul Identity and Restoration of Justice (ANSIPRJ).

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