Bamako. Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army said yesterday, adding that one soldier died and two others were injured.
The “terrorists” were “neutralised, their weapons recovered and their motorbikes destroyed” during Friday’s mission in the Tina forest in the Mopti region, the army said in a statement. The army “suffered one death and two injuries”.
Mali has seen a resurgence of violence in recent weeks. Last Sunday a UN base in Timbuktu was attacked by rocket fire and car bombs, killing a UN peacekeeper and wounding seven others.