Tags: AF | Mali | Violence

7 Malian Soldiers Killed in a Mine Explosion in Central Mali

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:39 PM

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations security official says seven Malian soldiers have died after their vehicle hit an explosive device in central Mali's Mopti region near Dialoube.

Mali army spokesman Col. Diarran Kone confirmed Tuesday's attack but said there was not yet an official casualty report.

The U.N. official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to press on the matter.

Dialoube was occupied by jihadist groups in 2016 before being liberated by the Malian army in 2017. However, jihadist groups linked to al-Qaida remain near the village and regularly stage attacks against Mali's army.

Insecurity in central Mali has also grown to include intercommunal conflict. Ethnic groups including the Fulani are accused of supporting extremists, while others are believed to be loyal to Mali's army.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
A United Nations security official says seven Malian soldiers have died after their vehicle hit an explosive device in central Mali's Mopti region near Dialoube.Mali army spokesman Col. Diarran Kone confirmed Tuesday's attack but said there was not yet an official casualty...
AF,Mali,Violence
132
2019-39-12
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:39 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved