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Four soldiers killed in central Mali explosion

12 May 2022, 20:49 GMT+10

BAMAKO, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Four Malian soldiers were killed in the explosion of a homemade bomb, the army said Wednesday.

According to an announcement of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) on their official website, the tragedy occurred Wednesday morning when a security patrol of the FAMa jumped on the homemade bomb in Djenne, causing four dead and one injured.

On Monday, two children were killed and four other people were injured by shellfire by the Armed Terrorist Groups (GAT) in Diondiori, also in central Mali.

Mali has been facing security, political and economic crises since 2012, with insurgencies, jihadist incursions and inter-community violence killing thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands of others in the West African country.

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