Militants Attack Army Post In Mali, 54 Killed

Militants Attack Army Post In Mali, 54 Killed

53 soldiers and one civilian were reportedly killed in a militant attack which took place at a military post in Northern Mali.

Yans.ng gathered that the attack was carried out on Friday, November 1and was confirmed by the government.

Yaya Sangare who is the spokesperson of the government said the attack described as one of the deadliest against the military is under control.

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He said:  “The dispatched reinforcements found 54 bodies including one civilian, 10 survivors, and found considerable material damage. The situation is under control.”

The government had previously gave a report of the attack but with a lower death toll

The country is one of the African countries battling Islamist insurgency with ties to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

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