17 soldiers killed in ‘terrorist attack’ on base
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.