Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead


BAMAKO (Reuters) – Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali, leaving at least six people dead on Friday, a spokesman for the force said.

A still image taken from a video shot on June 29, 2018, shows damaged buildings inside African military taskforce, G5 sahel headquarters, in the town of Sevare, Mali. Le Sahelien/Handout via Reuters TV

Assailants driving a vehicle rigged with bombs attacked the compound in the town of Sevare as some exchanged gunfire with Malian troops and fought to get in, officials said.

Pictures from the scene showed the charred remains of a vehicle, a crater and the battered walls of the buildings, which are used by the G5 Sahel, a regional force created last year to root out…

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