Five soldiers were killed and three wounded in a terror attack on a road security mission in northwestern Mali, the army has said.
Terrorists attacked a security mission on the Kwala-Mourdiah road on the Gomitra-Kwala axis on Sunday morning, killing five soldiers and wounding three, according to a military statement after the attack.
The Malian armed forces (FAMA) subsequently deployed air reinforcements and killed 15 terrorists, the statement said.
No information on the identity of the terror group was shared.
Terror attacks have been recurrent in the northern and central regions of the West African country, which has been plagued by terrorism for the past decade.
Two complex attacks with multiple improvised devices also resulted in the death of 14 soldiers on Jan. 10 in the Segou region, according to the FAMA.
Source: Anadolu Agency