2 weeks 23 killed in Mali attack Manilatimes |World
SOKOURA: Twenty-three people were killed in central Mali in a series of attacks early Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), officials said, in the deadliest ambush since military officers seized power in August. Overnight, militants raided a military outpost in the central town of Sokoura, near the border with neighbouring Burkina Faso, killing nine soldiers, the army said in a statement. Reinforcements sent to the outpost were ambushed and hit a roadside bomb later on Tuesday morning, the statement added, giving a provisional tally of two soldiers killed and 10 wounded. ... more