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At least 10 Malian soldiers killed in attack on camp: officials

At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack on their camp in the restive north blamed on jihadists, military sources and a local official told AFP.

“Ten of our men were killed in action this Saturday during a cowardly terrorist attack on the Soumpi camp. There are 17 wounded,” a military source reached in Bamako told AFP.

The local official confirmed the death toll of the attack in the Timbuktu region, and said five wounded men were transferred to the town of Niafunke for medical treatment.