Four UN peacekeepers dead, five injured following attack in central Mali

Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and five wounded in central Mali on Wednesday after a convoy struck an explosive device and came under fire, the U.N. said. It was not clear who carried out the attack about 20 km (12 miles) north of the town of Bambara-Maoudé in the Timbuktu region. Islamist groups linked… Read More Four UN peacekeepers dead, five injured following attack in central Mali

Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers died in an operation in Mali on Saturday and a third was injured when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle, the French presidency said. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering mission in the eastern region of Menaka when the blast occurred late Saturday morning, the joint chiefs of… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion in Mali

Two French military personnel were killed while on an operation in Mali on Saturday when an improvised explosive device destroyed their armoured vehicle, the French Presidency said. According to the statement, a third soldier was injured in the blast, which took place in the Tessalit region of Northern Mali. The soldiers were part of France’s… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion in Mali

Twenty-five soldiers killed following gunmen attack in northern Mali

Unidentified gunmen killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack in the Gao region of northern Mali on Monday morning, army spokesman Diarran Koné said. No other details were available. Northern Mali is under siege from armed jihadist groups with links to Islamic State and al Qaeda that have carried out frequent deadly… Read More Twenty-five soldiers killed following gunmen attack in northern Mali

Five soldiers killed as suspected jihadists ambush Malian troops

Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers on Wednesday in an ambush in the West African country’s volatile center, the army said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting local security forces in the Sahel region. The statement said the soldiers were traveling between the towns of Hombori and Boni, about 100 km north of… Read More Five soldiers killed as suspected jihadists ambush Malian troops

Scores dead following attack on village in central Mali

Attackers believed to belong to the Fulani ethnic group raided a rival Dogon village in central Mali overnight, killing at least 95 people and burning houses to the ground, local and government officials said on Monday. Violence between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has killed hundreds since January, including an attack in March in which… Read More Scores dead following attack on village in central Mali

Eleven soldiers killed, several injured as gunmen attack military base in Mali

Gunmen attacked a Malian army base in a dawn raid on Sunday, killing 11 soldiers and burning the camp in west-central Mali, the army and a local lawmaker said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Central Mali has in the past few years been overrun by jihadists with links to al Qaeda.… Read More Eleven soldiers killed, several injured as gunmen attack military base in Mali

Dozens of Fulani herders killed as gunmen attack villages in central Mali

Gunmen killed at least 134 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, the deadliest such attack of recent times in a region reeling from worsening ethnic and jihadist violence. The assaults on the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara took place as a U.N. Security Council mission visited Mali seeking solutions to… Read More Dozens of Fulani herders killed as gunmen attack villages in central Mali