Ten rebels killed, two soldiers wounded in Mali fighting: Army

AFP , Wednesday 5 Jun 2013

Fighting in rebel-held northern city of Kidal in Mali kills 10 rebels and injures two soldiers

Ten militants were killed and two soldiers wounded as fighting broke out on Wednesday with the Malian army advancing on the rebel-held northern city of Kidal, military officials told AFP.

"We counted 10 dead and have captured 28 prisoners," said Malian army spokesman Souleymane Maiga after troops engaged the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, which has occupied Kidal since January.

He said no Malian troops had been killed in the clashes in Anefis, a small town 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Kidal but two had been wounded.

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