Three Malian soldiers killed in clash with gunmen in north

January 25, 2015 10:18 PM

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen clashed with Malian security forces in the northern region of Timbuktu on Sunday, killing at least three soldiers, officials said.

The fighting took place between Timbuktu and the town of Goundam after security forces came across gunmen who had seized and were robbing a group of travelers on the remote desert road.

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