July 19, 2016 / 4:52 PM / 2 years ago

Militant attack on Mali army base kills at least 12 soldiers: officials

BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least 12 soldiers died in an attack on Tuesday on an army base in central Mali, a deputy mayor and a security source told Reuters.

The assailants also wounded at least 27 people as they took control of the military base in Nampala, close to the Mauritanian border, said the deputy mayor of a nearby town, Ousmane Diallo, and a security source.

Reporting by Adama Diarra; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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