5 Malian soldiers missing after terrorist attack

Five Malian soldiers are reported missing following a terrorist attack on Sunday targeting a supply convoy of the Malian army between Tenenkou and Diafarabe in Mali's central region of Mopti.

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In a statement issued on Tuesday, Mali’s Defense Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said fighting between the Malian forces and the terrorists continued until Monday morning.

“One of the Malian soldiers was injured, five are missing, one vehicle was burnt and four others were taken away,” the minister said in the statement.

Following the July 19 attack at Nampala military camp which left 17 Malian soldiers dead, six other Malian soldiers went missing.

Ansar Dine terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the July 19 attack released a video showing five of the soldiers in captivity. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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