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3 Malian soldiers killed in landmine explosion

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At least three Malian soldiers lost their lives when the vehicle they were driving in hit a landmine in Mopti located in the central region of Mali.
According to a statement by the defence ministry, two others were wounded in the blast and have been taken to hospital for treatment.

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The statement further noted that no group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion which happened next to the border with Burkina Faso.

The northern region of Mali has been a battle field between Malian army and Al-Qaeda-linked militants for years with France (former colonial masters of Mali) joining in the battle since January 2013 to stop the advancement of militants to southern capital of Bamako.

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