Militants in north-east Mali have killed 53 soldiers and one civilian in an attack on a military post, the government said.
This makes it one of the deadliest assaults of the past decade.
In a tweet, the army described it as a “terrorist attack”.
The violence has also spread to other countries in the region.
Reinforcements sent to the post after Friday’s attack found 10 survivors and “significant material damage”, government spokesperson Yaya Sangare said.
No group has said it was behind the assault in Indelimane in the Menaka region.