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Militants Kill 54 in Attack on Mali Army Post, ISIS Claims Responsibility

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory.

Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency on Saturday, without providing evidence.

The militant group has posted dozens of claims of responsibility for attacks in several countries since U.S. special forces killed its previous leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last weekend.

Read more at NBC News

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