Mali: ten soldiers killed in an ambush near Nara, in the center of the country

View of Bamako, the capital of Mali, on August 9, 2018. REUTERS / Luc Gnago

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In Mali, ten soldiers were killed last night in an ambush in the center of the country, near the town of Nara, about 500 kilometers north of the capital Bamako.


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With our correspondent in Bamako,

Serge Daniel

The attackers first laid mines on the convoy on the way to the Malian army made up of ten vehicles.

A large explosion was heard, according to a report.

The attackers then used their automatic weapons, aiming closely at the convoy, in the town of Guiré, located in an area close to the Mauritanian border.

At least ten Malian soldiers, including a second lieutenant, were killed, military vehicles damaged and an ambulance removed.

If the attack has not been claimed, for a while, jihadists have been reported in this part of Malian territory.

This Friday, September 4, the private daily


headlines: " 

Persistent terrorist threat on the borders of the Koulikoro and Kayes regions


In detail, according to the newspaper, the terrorist groups have the firm intention of settling there, in the corridor leading from Nara, not far from the place where the ambush took place, to Sokolo, in the region of Ségou. .

These groups follow up incursions without encountering the slightest resistance,

 " the same newspaper concludes.

(More information to come)

► See also: Mali: two attacks attributed to jihadists in the Kayes region


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