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24 Killed In Mali Convoy Ambush

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A total of 24 soldiers have been killed and others are unaccounted for after unidentified gunmen ambushed a convoy in central Mali.

Army officials said about 12 vehicles had been in the convoy and four of them were destroyed in ambush.

Eight survivors had been found in the attack, about 60 miles from the border with Mauritania.

Islamist militants are active in the area, and no group has admitted carrying out the raid.

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