Mali: Forty-two soldiers killed in an attack

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BAMAKO (Reuters) – Forty-two Malian soldiers were killed on Sunday in an attack near the town of Tessit, located in the Gao region, the Malian government said on Wednesday.

The government said in a statement that it suspected the West African branch of the Islamic State was responsible.

(Report Nellie Peyton; French version Camille Raynaud)

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