Egypt condemns recent Mali attacks
Egypt’s government condemned on Monday the militant attack that killed 12 soldiers earlier this week, which took place in a town in central Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.
Another five soldiers were injured in the attack.
No militant group or extremist entity has declared responsibility for the attack yet. The militant group Ansar Al-Islam is the most active in Mali, in addition to Al-Mourabitoun, an Islamist militant group.
Egypt said it stands with Mali in its fight against militancy.
Mali ranks as the most dangerous country for UN’s Peacekeeping mission—with 53 killed peacekeepers between 2013 and 2015—followed by the missions in Sudan, DR Congo, South Sudan, and Ivory Coast.
Rebel fighters linked to Al-Qaeda occupied Northern Mali in 2012 before a French-led military operation drove them out later that year.