17 sol­diers killed in ‘ter­ror­ist at­tack’ on base

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Seven­teen sol­diers were killed and 35 wounded in cen­tral Mali in an as­sault on their base. “The toll has in­creased. We have lost 17 men and 35 are wounded,” Mali’s De­fence Min­is­ter Tie­man Hu­bert Coulibaly said. Au­thor­i­ties had ear­lier an­nounced that 12 sol­diers were killed. Mr Coulibaly called the as­sault a “co­or­di­nated ter­ror­ist at­tack on our po­si­tions” but did not say who was re­spon­si­ble.

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