Gunmen attack Mali Army base, kill eight persons


Suspected jihadists stormed a army camp in central Mali, killing eight people during the raid, this was confirmed by military and security sources.

Driving cars and motorbikes, the attackers stormed Dioura army camp in the Mopti region at dawn, leaving “many soldiers dead or missing”, a military source said.

Another Malian security source spoke of “a heavy toll of at least eight dead”.

“There are dead soldiers, others are missing and still others are wounded,” he said, but could not confirm reports from local villagers that up to 15 troops had died.

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