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Islamists blow up bridge in Mali

BAMAKO (AFP) – Armed Islamic extremists on Tuesday blew up a small bridge south of Mali’s largest northern town of Gao, wounding two civilians, police and local government sources said.

“Early this Tuesday, Islamists dynamited one of two small bridges near … Bentia, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the frontier with Niger, leaving two civilians wounded,” said Ibrahim Cisse, a local councillor for the Gao region. A police source confirmed the report.


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