20 suspected Islamists detained in Mali

11:40, 15 July 2015

Police in Mali have detained around 20 suspected Islamist militants in the southern town of Zegoua, including at least two French citizens, security sources said on Tuesday.


"They are 20 presumed jihadists, including two French. They are all Islamists, all bearded," a source said, according to Reuters.

One of the security sources said that most of the men were from Mauritania, with the remainder Malians and French.

The men, who were detained on Monday after crossing over from neighboring Ivory Coast, have been transported to the capital Bamako for questioning, the sources said.

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