Several killed in fresh Mali attacks


Dozens of civilians and soldiers have been killed in a series of attacks in Mali. Two of the attacks targeted the army while one was towards civilians.

According to an army statement, a base in Sokoura near the border with Burkina Faso was the first to be attacked.

News agencies have placed the number of soldiers who died in the attack at nine.

The attackers ambushed other soldiers near the base who were responding to the attack killing three of them.

Meanwhile, a vehicle transporting civilians to Bankass was attacked leaving 12 civilians dead, says the mayor.

This is the first time the country has experienced attacked since the 18 August coup.

Former President Ibrahim Keita had been accused of failing to secure the country from attacks. Protesters called for his resignation for months until a military junta took over.

A civilian transitional president has since been appointed and is deputised by the leader of the junta.

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