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Seven Malian soldiers killed in two terrorist attacks

Seven Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks, according to a statement made by the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa).


Five soldiers were killed by a road bomb near the central Malian town of Segou, about 124 miles northeast of the capital Bamako, the military said.

“A sweep of the area where the incident occurred led to the arrest of two suspects who were immediately handed over to the gendarmerie,” the statement added.

Open Doors listed Mali as the 28th most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. Islamic extremists have been able to overtake areas with weak governmental leadership and have capitalized on vulnerabilities created by COVID-19. Since a coup attempt in 2012, jihadists have had control over much of northern Mali and have been able to recruit and train their insurgents there.


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