The soldiers were killed this week during an attack on an army patrol by extremists near the border with Niger.
Malian army spokesman said the toll rose from 24 to 30 from Monday's mug.
The deadly attack occured in Tabankort in the northeastern Gao region while soldiers from Mali and Niger were carrying out a joint operation to track extremists.
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