Local officials said 30 civilians, including women and children, were killed when militants opened fire on a vehicle, subsequently torching it.
Sixteen soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in an attack that occurred near the village of Bodio in central Mali, local officials said.
The suspected militant attack targeted Kangaba Le Campement luxury resort outside the capital Bamako. Up to 36 hostages freed after Malian special forces intervened.
Despite deadly attacks, the country successfully went ahead and held municipal elections, hoping to help secure a peace deal with armed groups.
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