Armed group kills 12 soldiers at Mali base: ministry

Soldiers in the back of a pickup truck drive down a street during a demonstration in Gao on July 12, 2016At least 12 soldiers were killed in central Mali on Tuesday in an attack on their base by an armed group, the defence ministry told AFP. The gunmen’s descent on the military camp in Nampala was earlier claimed by a group from the ethnic Peul community, calling themselves the National Alliance for the Protection of Peul Identity and Restoration of Justice (ANSIPRJ). Al-Akhbar, a Mauritanian news agency, reported that several soldiers had been taken hostage, and the base set alight.

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