25 Sep

Islamic State claims deadly attack in Mali

first_imgThe authorities first reported theattack in Indelimane, Menaka region, on Friday, but gave a lower provisionaldeath toll. Malian soldiers on parade in Bamako last year. At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were recently killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, according to the government. GETTY IMAGES/THE NEW YORK TIMES BAMAKO – At least 53 soldiers and onecivilian were killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, thegovernment said. The militant group has posted dozensof claims for the attacks in several countries since the United States specialforces killed its previous leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last weekend.center_img Islamic State claimed responsibilityfor the attack on Saturday, without providing evidence. Thirty-eight Malian soldiers were alsokilled on Sept. 30 in coordinated attacks on two army bases in central Mali,which has slipped from government control despite the presence of the Frencharmy and other international forces.(Reuters)last_img read more