At least eight dead in raid on Mali army base

French soldiers stand guard on January 2, 2015 at a military base outside the northern Malian city of GaoAt least eight people were killed in a gun attack Monday on a Malian army base close to the Mauritanian border, a UN military source said. The assault, claimed in one report by Al-Qaeda-linked militants, took place at the base in Nampala near the border with Mauritania, where armed groups operate. They were all wearing military fatigues,” another military source said, adding that two injured Malian soldiers were being treated in the home of the town’s mayor. “We have occupied Nampala without a major combat.

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