Bamako  —  Gunmen in Mali killed at least six soldiers and wounded 18 others in two co-ordinated attacks in the centre of the African nation on Sunday morning, an army spokesperson said.

The attacks on the villages of Boulkessi and Mondoro in the Mopti region sparking a gunfight between the armed group and the army, said Col Souleymane Dembelé. About 30 assailants were killed, he said. About 40 motorcycles and a large amount of military equipment was seized from the attackers, the military said. ..

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