Five Soldiers killed by Roadside Bomb in Mali

Five Malian soldiers were killed on Monday when a roadside bomb struck a military convoy, an official announced.

The soldiers were passing through the region of Alatona near the border with Mauritania when the incident occurred, government spokesperson Yaya Sangare said on Twitter.

« Preliminary report showed five soldiers dead — four vehicles destroyed, » he said.

Mali has been facing a deadly insurgency by militants aligned with various groups, notably Al-Qaeda.