Gunmen kill five Malian troops in ambush

Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers on Wednesday in an ambush in the West African country’s volatile centre, the army said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting local security forces in the Sahel region.

The statement said the soldiers were travelling between the towns of Hombori and Boni, about 100 km north of the Burkina Faso border, when they fell into an ambush.

It came days after gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in neighbouring Burkina Faso.

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