Two Malian soldiers have been killed, while eight others have been injured in an attack at the security post of Tessit, a locality located 55 km southwest of Ansongo.
Malian Armed Forces stated that the security post was ambushed by armed terrorist groups around 1:30PM.
La relève montante du poste de Sécurité de #Tessit, localité située à 55 km au Sud-Ouest d'#Ansongo, a fait l'objet d'une embuscade tendue par des groupes armés terroristes aux environs de 13h30. pic.twitter.com/OYnaDQjEFi
— Forces Armées Maliennes (@FAMa_DIRPA) March 15, 2021
In a post on Twitter, the Malian Armed Forces said, “after heavy fighting, the toll shows 2 dead and 8 wounded on the FAMA side. Search operations are underway in the area. Evacuations of the wounded are provided by (The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) MINUSMA.