Militants Seize Mali Army Base, 12 Killed

At least 12 soldiers have been killed, and a further 27 wounded, after militants attacked and captured an army base, in central Mali.

At least 12 soldiers died in an attack on Tuesday on an army base in central Mali, a deputy mayor and a security source told Reuters.

The assailants, suspected Islamist militants, also wounded at least 27 people as they took control of the military base in Nampala, close to the Mauritanian border, said the deputy mayor of a nearby town, Ousmane Diallo, and a security source.

“The army is regrouping in town [Diabaly] and is preparing a counter-attack to retake the base, which fell into the hands of the assailants,” Diallo told Reuters by telephone.

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