Three security officers killed in separate Mali attacks

Malian soldiers secure a road between Goundam and Timbuktu, in northern Mali, during a joint anti-terrorist operationTwo soldiers and a guard were killed in two separate attacks in Mali, government and army sources confirmed. In the first attack, two soldiers were killed when an aid convoy they were escorting was ambushed in northern Mali on Friday, security sources said, a week after the kidnapping of a Swiss national in the same area. A local military source said two of the assailants were also killed during the exchange, around 70 kilometres (40 miles) from the desert caravan city of Timbuktu.

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