Skip to Content

Mali declares 3 days of mourning after attacks kill dozens


Associated Press

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities have declared three days of national mourning to begin Thursday after a pair of weekend attacks killed dozens of soldiers and police officers. The Malian military says 42 soldiers died in a dramatic assault on forces in the northern region of Gao. Authorities say the extremists used drones, artillery and booby-trapped vehicles in Sunday’s attack. That same day in southern Mali, other extremists attacked a police station, killing five officers. The attack on the Sona station near the border with Burkina Faso was later claimed by militants with the al-Qaida-linked group known as JNIM.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content