A suicide bomber has blown himself up near a group of Malian security troops in the central town of Gao, reports AP. The Malian army is currently fighting to wrest the north of the country from the hands of Islamist militants who control the region.
Meanwhile, in Mali’s southern capital Bamako shooting was reported at a paratrooper base, sources told Reuters.
The campaign to take back the North of Mali from the Islamist militants is now in its third week. Currently there are around 4,000 French troops deployed in the country aiding Malian security forces.
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