French army kills 11 suspected militants in northern Mali

BAMAKO Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:09am EST

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - French forces killed at least 11 suspected Islamist fighters and seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition during an operation in Mali's northern region of Timbuktu, a French army source in Mali said on Friday.

"The operation was carried out on Wednesday night around a hundred kilometers north of Timbuktu," the source said, requesting anonymity. "Eleven terrorists were killed and one French soldier was wounded."

(Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Mike Collett-White)

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