At least 95 people were killed when gunmen raided their village in central Mali late on Sunday, marking the latest attack in a region that has witnessed a resurgence of ethnic and jihadist violence. The attack took place in the ethnic Dogon village of Sobane, in Mali’s central Mopti region, where Dogon hunters and members…

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Mission in Mali, UN officials confirmed yesterday. Gunmen attacked the UN troops in Timbuktu in the North of the country, where several groups of militants are active, according to Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. The…

Seven people, including two Malian gendarmes and a customs officer, were killed during the night from Sunday to Monday in southern Mali, during an attack at the post of Kouri, Burkina Faso border, AFP learned Monday from security sources and elected officials. “On Sunday night, Kouri’s post was attacked by armed men. Two gendarmes, a…

Ten Malian military personnel have been killed and several people were injured in a terrorist attack in the village of Gyra near the border with Mauritania, a local portal reported citing sources. The military post was reportedly attacked on Sunday. The post was completely destroyed and the attackers stole equipment from the soldiers. As a…

French military base is construction a new base in east-central Mali where troops will begin operating near the Burkina border. The base will be the newest outpost of Operation Barkhane, France’s 4,500-strong anti-jihadist force which is headquartered in Chad but also operates in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Within Mali itself, French forces have spent…

The Malian army has “neutralized” 15 terrorists in a military operation conducted yesterday in the central region of Mopti. According to a statement released today by the Bamako Armed Forces, the operation also released some prisoners and requirements for means, weapons, explosive material and ammunition. The Mopti region has been the scene of months of…

A French military doctor was killed on Tuesday in Mali following “the triggering of an improvised explosive device” as his armoured vehicle passed through, during an operation to fight “against armed terrorist groups”, the French Presidency and the Army General Staff announced. Captain Marc Laycuras, who reported to the 120th medical antenna based in Le…

Saturday’s attack on a Fulani village in central Mali by alleged members of traditional Dogon hunting groups resulted in the death of 134 people, according to a new assessment given by local authorities, confirmed by a security source and an association. A previous report of this attack in the village of Ogossagou-Peul, in the Bankass…

At least 16 soldiers have been killed in a raid on an army camp in central Mali’s Mopti region, two local councillors in the area where the attack happened said. The base is in the village of Dioura, the mayor of the nearest town Kareri, Youssouf Coulibaly, told Reuters by telephone from inside the base…

Two French soldiers of Operation Barkhane were seriously wounded on 10 March in a terrorist attack in central-eastern Mali. This is reported in the French newspaper “Le Figaro”. The attack began in the middle of the day with the explosion of a car bomb, followed by an incursion of terrorists riding motorcycles. Ten minutes later,…