At least 10 people killed near airport and military base in central Mali

FILE - Market area in MALI
FILE - Market area in MALI Copyright AFP
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At least 10 people killed near airport and military base in central Mali


Several attacks in Mali left ten civilians dead and 61 injured.

Suspected jihadists attacked the Sevaré airport area by detonating car bombs near a Malian military camp.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but jihadis are known to operate in the area and have been ravaging the country for a decade. 

While this military base has been targeted before, this is the largest attack on it this year. 

The base also hosts fighters from the Wagner Group, the Russian military contractor that's been fighting alongside the Malian army for more than a year. 

In addition, a Malian Armed Forces helicopter crashed in a residential neighbourhood of Bamako, killing three of its crew and injuring six civilians.

The government has described this wave of bloodshed as a resurgence of "terrorist incidents" and says it has killed 28 suspected terrorists.

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