The Malian army suffered another bloody setback in the northern region of the country. At least 29 people were killed, with some reports stating that all 29 were soldiers in the town of Tarkint, north of the city of Gao.
However, the military posted on social media that only two of the dead were soldiers, without offering more details.
“[A] Mali[an] military camp at Tarkint village in Gao city area was the target of a terrorist attack on Thursday morning. The death toll from the attack was 29 people and five injured,” the Malian military posted on Twitter.
No one has yet to claim responsibility for the attack. If the reports that all of the casualties were soldiers are correct it would make the attack the deadliest against the Malian army this year.