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20 Killed In Suspected ISIS Attack In Menaka Region

January 17 2019


At least 20 people have been killed in an attack in central Mali, reports Agence de Presse Africaine.

On Wednesday, gunmen on motorcycles attacked two Tuareg villages in the Menaka region near the border with Niger, said a spokesperson for the ethnic group.

No group immediately claimed responsibility. The attack was likely committed by the Islamic State, which has been fighting with local Tuareg groups.

The Menaka region has seen a rise in violence since 2018. The U.N.’s mission in...

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