Two soldiers were killed and others abducted Saturday after terrorists attacked a military base in northern Mali, a local official and a resident told AFP.
“Around five o’clock, the terrorists attacked the military camp at Bintagoungou,” some 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Timbuktu, the official said.
“At least two soldiers were killed and many others were abducted. All the camp’s military material was ransacked,” he added.
A resident added that “there are no Malian soldiers to be seen — the camp has been laid waste. The jihadists left with military hostages.”
An army source confirmed the attack to AFP without giving any details.