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Around 30 Malian soldiers killed, five injured in jihadist attack: Army

The attack took place early Thursday at a military camp in Tarkint, north of Gao, an army official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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It is the deadliest attack on the Malian amry in four months. Photo: Shutterstock

"Around 30" Malian soldiers were killed and five more injured in a suspected jihadist attack Thursday in the north of the country, the army said.

The attack took place early Thursday at a military camp in Tarkint, north of Gao, an army official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"The toll in the attack of #Tarkint (#Gao) has risen to around 30 deaths and five wounded," Mali's armed forces wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the army had said that its camp in Tarkint was the target of a "terrorist attack", putting the initial toll at two dead and 10 injured.

It is the deadliest attack on the Malian amry in four months.

First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 04:42 IST
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