Islamic state claims responsibility for Mali attack

Reuters | Published: November 03, 2019 11:38:51 | Updated: November 16, 2019 13:54:31

FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 file photo, soldiers from the presidential guard patrol outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, after it was attacked by Islamic extremists armed with guns and grenades - AP Photo / Jerome Delay, File

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for an attack in northeastern Mali that killed at least 53 soldiers, the group’s Amaq news agency reported on Saturday without citing evidence.

Mali government said that the soldiers and one civilian had been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory.

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