Mali double attack death now 28


The death toll from attacks on two army bases in central Mali has risen to 38 from 25, defence minister Dahirou Dembélé said on state television.

The double attack, carried out by unidentified assailants, was among the deadliest suffered by Malian forces this year as they struggle to contain militant groups with links to al Qaeda or Islamic State with operations in parts of Mali from where they launch attacks across the Sahel.