AFRICANGLOBE – Muslim terrorists killed at least seven Malian soldiers near the Mauritanian border, a local mayor said in Monday, in a dawn raid that illustrated continuing volatility two years after France helped take back territory seized by Arab/Tuareg invaders.
Oumar Diakite, the mayor of neighbouring Diabaly district, said the attack started at 4 a.m.
“The Islamists were on motorbikes and some were on foot. They killed seven soldiers before they were chased out of the town around 11 by a reinforcement of the army,” Diakite told Reuters by telephone.
In January 2013, France launched a U.N.-backed military intervention to drive al Qaeda-linked barbarians from towns in northern Mali they had seized in 2012. The savages have since mounted an insurgency targeting the Malian army and U.N. troops.