According to AFP, a United Nations spokesman said that at least 20 United Nations peacekeepers were attacked and injured at their bases in central Mali.
According to Xinhua News Agency, the Malian military said on the 4th that nine soldiers were killed in an attack and six others were injured in the central part of Mali on the 3rd.
In a press release, the Malian military said that a group of soldiers was attacked by terrorists near the city of Boni in the Mopti region of central Mali on the 3rd.
Government forces killed more than 20 terrorists in the counterattack.
Extremist organizations “support Islam and Muslims” claimed to have carried out the attack on the evening of the 3rd.
In recent years, there have been continuous conflict in the northern part of Mali, and there has also been a trend of increasing armed attacks in the central region.