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24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists killed in fighting in east: army

AFP  |  Bamako 

Twenty four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed Monday in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further.

Mali and Niger forces were carrying out a joint operation when a patrol was attacked by "terrorists" near the northeastern town of Tabankort, the army said on Twitter.

According to the military the total toll was "24 dead, 29 injured and material damage" while 17 of the jihadists were killed and a hundred more suspects captured.

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First Published: Tue, November 19 2019. 04:39 IST