The Washington Post
Attacks in Mali kill 3 civilians, 15 troops:
At least three civilians and 15 soldiers were killed in attacks in central Mali, the army said, as insecurity worsens in the West African nation. An army spokesman said the attacks targeted army positions and that the army fought back, killing at least 48 assailants. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they bear the mark of groups tied to al-qaeda.