4 soldiers killed in attack on Mali army camp

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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A Malian army spokesperson says armed men have attacked an army camp in the country’s north, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another.

Lieutenant Colonel Diarran Kone on Tuesday would not give more details about the attack in Gourma-Rharous, about 160km south of Timbuktu.

A local official said the assailants destroyed about six armed vehicles but left after failing to take control of the camp.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to reporters.

The town of Gourma-Rharous has been targeted regularly by Islamic extremists in the region.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for this attack.

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