BAMAKO - The Mali an army has detained 11 suspected Islamist
militants in a sweep following an attack on a base belonging to al-Qaida's
African wing, a military source said on Monday.
"We have arrested 11
people in the Wagadou region and we have handed them over to the secret
service," the source told Reuters, speaking on condition of
Mauritania said on Sunday that 17 people were killed in a
joint attack it carried out with Malian forces on an al-Qaida in the Islamic
Maghreb (AQIM) camp in the Wagadou forest region near Mauritania's border on
A Mauritanian army spokesman said 15 al-Qaida fighter were killed
and nine were captured by the Malian army while two Mauritanian soldiers were
killed during the fighting and five wounded.