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Mali investigates charges of atrocities

PARIS — Malian authorities are investigating assertions of torture, killings, and reprisals by its own soldiers against minority civilians suspected of links to Islamist ­militants — accusations that threaten to jeopardize international support for fighting terrorism in the Sahara.

Malian Foreign Minister Tieman Coulibaly insisted to the Associated Press that his government is taking the charges seriously and won’t tolerate such ‘‘atrocities.’’

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