Attacks blamed on Islamists kill 10 Tuareg fighters in Mali

December 27, 2015 7:46 PM

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Attacks blamed on Islamists kill 10 Tuareg fighters in Mali

Islamist fighters killed 10 Tuareg rebels in two attacks near northern Mali's border with Algeria this week in a growing wave of violence, Tuareg officials said on Saturday.

Six fighters from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, northern Mali's largest Tuareg rebel group, were killed on Thursday when Islamist militants attacked their checkpoint in the town of Talahandak, the group said.

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