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Media reported about the disappearance of more than 40 soldiers to Mali

The military convoy was ambushed in the South of Mali, more than 40 soldiers were missing, according to the portal Mali Jet, citing local sources.

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon in Segou region near the Mauritanian border. It is reported that the first several military vehicles were blown up by mines, then the column was shelled from heavy weapons.

Despite receiving air support of the ambush squad, according to preliminary data, suffered heavy losses. Returned to the base only four cars of the 14 other vehicles and 44 servicemen were missing.

The militants allegedly infiltrated the area of the ambush from the forest Wagadou serving as a refuge for a number of terrorist groups in the region.