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Mali, Five Soldiers Killed in Ambush

Five soldiers were killed in central Mali.

An army convoy of the Mali Armed Forces was ambushed between the cities of Hombori and Boni, about 100 kilometres north of the border with Burkina Faso where back-up units had been deployed.

Numerous armed groups linked to the Islam State and al-Qaida are active in the border area between Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Twenty-four soldiers were killed by Jihadists yesterday in northern Burkina Faso.

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