Dozens of civilians and soldiers have been killed in a series of attacks in Mali. Two of the attacks targeted the army while one was towards civilians. BBC Africa reports that a base in Sokoura near the border with Burkina Faso was the first to be attacked, according to an army statement. The number of soldiers who died in the attack has been placed at nine by news agencies. A vehicle transporting civilians to Bankass was also attacked leaving 12 civilians dead, according to local mayor. Former President Ibrahim Keïta had been accused of failing to secure the country from attacks. Protesters called for his resignation for months until a military junta took over. A civilian transitional president has since been appointed and is deputised by the leader of the junta.