Forty-two Malian soldiers killed in suspected Islamist attack


BAMAKO (Reuters) - Forty-two Malian soldiers were killed in an attack near the town of Tessit on Sunday, Mali's government said on Wednesday, updating a previous death toll of 17.

The government said in a statement that it suspected Islamic State's West Africa affiliate was responsible.

(Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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