Reuters: Militants seize army base in central Mali: deputy mayor
Suspected Islamist militants attacked and seized control of an army base in the central Malian town of Nampala on Tuesday, the deputy mayor of a nearby town said.
"The army is regrouping in town (Diabaly) and is preparing a counter-attack to retake the base, which fell into the hands of the assailants," the deputy mayor of Diabaly, Ousmane Diallo, told Reuters by telephone.
Officials had no information on casualties.
French forces intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive back Islamist fighters who had hijacked a Tuareg uprising to take over the desert north.
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