TEN SOLDIERS KILLED IN MALI’S TROUBLED CENTRAL REGION
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 5, 2021
Ten soldiers were killed in Mali’s troubled Central Region when their camp came under attack from Jihadists.
Their position at Boni, located between Douentza and Hombori in the Mopti region was attacked by heavily armed individuals in armoured vehicles.
Several soldiers were injured, while ten bodies had been brought back to the airport in Sevare near the town of Mopti by a helicopter from the UN’s MINUSMA Peace keeping force, while those injured were taken to a hospital.
Report say the camp had been seriously damaged and the assailants had made off with lots of equipment.
The attack is the latest in a conflict that has been raging in Mali since 2012, when Jihadists overtook a rebellion of mostly ethnic Tuareg separatists in the North.
The conflict had killed Thousands of Soldiers and civilians then spread to Central Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.