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FILE: Malian Police officers pose on their vehicle in Anderamboukane, Menaka region, on 22 March 2019. Picture: AFP

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Mali army says it killed 50 militants, freed soldiers in counter-attack

Unidentified assailants killed 38 soldiers during the 30 September attacks, among the heaviest losses for Mali’s army this year as it struggles to repel increasingly brazen raids by militant groups, some with links to al-Qaeda and Islamic State.