8 killed as gunmen storm Mali army camp

18 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BAMAKO: At least eight people were killed on Sunday in a raid by suspected jihadists on an army camp in central Mali, military and security sources said, warning the toll could rise, reports AFP.

Driving cars and motorbikes, the attackers stormed Dioura army camp in the Mopti region at dawn, leaving “many soldiers dead or missing”, a military source said.

Separately a Malian security source spoke of “a heavy toll of at least eight dead”.