Eight Mali soldiers killed in ambush by suspected militants: army

Reuters News
Posted: May 02, 2017 12:15 PM

BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least eight Malian soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an ambush by suspected Islamist militants on a road between Dogofri and Nampala in the central region of the country, army spokesman Colonel Diaran Koné said.

Militants have staged a series of attacks in Mali in recent months, including a suicide bombing at an army base in January in which at least 77 people were killed.

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(Reporting by Adama Diarra; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Gareth Jones)