Around 30 missing after rebels, army clash in Mali: Local government

BAMAKO (AFP) - Around 30 civilians and soldiers are missing following clashes between separatist militants and the Malian army in the rebel-controlled northern city of Kidal, officials said on Sunday.

"About 30 of our personnel have been reported missing since yesterday. We do not know their fate. We also do not know exactly how many of them are being held by the rebels," a source in the regional governor's office said.

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