Malian authorities have confirmed that 42 soldiers were killed as a result of an attack by militants in the east of the country.
“Report” informs that “France-Presse” (AFP) published information about this with reference to the statement of the government of Mali.
It is noted that during the conflict with the militants, the Malian security forces managed to destroy 37 people from among the attackers. The republican government announced three days of mourning as a mark of respect to the memory of the fallen soldiers.
The attack of the armed men took place on August 7. Militants attacked near the town of Tessite, which borders Burkina Faso and Niger. Initially, it was reported that 21 people were killed in the ranks of the government forces, including 17 soldiers.