Four Malian soldiers killed in mine explosions: sources

Northern Mali fell into the hands of jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda in early 2012 -- briefly backed by Tuareg-led rebels -- throwing the country into chaosFour Malian soldiers were killed Thursday and seven others injured in landmine explosions in the centre of the sprawling country, the defence ministry said. It said four soldiers died and seven were injured in the morning attack when they were on a mission to get supplies. “Two army cars were charred after three landmines exploded,” the officer said, adding that several soldiers were injured in the morning attack.

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