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Nine soldiers killed in rebel attack in Mali - defence ministry| Reuters

May 01, 2015    

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Nine Malian soldiers were killed in an attack by Tuareg separatist rebels on a town near the border with Mauritania, the defence ministry said on Thursday, further clouding prospects for a U.N.-brokered peace deal.Wednesday's attack on the town of Lere, southwest of Timbuktu, was the latest in a series of clashes between the rebels, the Malian army, and a militia allied to the government.Six more soldiers were wounded and another six were taken hostage, the ministry statement said. Ten rebels were killed and 16 wounded in the clashes, it added. The information could not imme...

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