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Suicide bomber attempts attack in north Mali

December 1, 2013

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A French military spokesman says a suicide bomber has blown himself up in northern Mali near a military camp. No else has been wounded.

Hubert de Quievrecourt, a communications adviser for the French-led mission in Mali, said the attacker detonated his explosive belt late Saturday.

He says the attack took place near a base in Menaka where forces from neighboring Niger are staying.

France led a mission in January to oust radical Islamic militants from power in the towns across northern Mali.

However, the militants have dispersed into the surrounding desert and have attempted a number of attacks on checkpoints and near military bases in recent months.

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