Magharebia (Washington DC)

22 February 2013

Mali: Twin Suicide Blasts Kill Civilians

Photo: Brahima Ouedraogo/IRIN
Islamist fighters in northern Mali.

At least three people are dead after twin suicide car bombings Friday morning (February 22nd) in northeast Mali. Two terrorists died in the attacks in Inhalil, near Tessalit.

The "kamikaze vehicles" targeted civilians and members of Touareg rebel group MNLA, a security source said.

On Thursday, a car bomb blast injured two civilians in Kidal. The car exploded 500m from a camp occupied by Chadian and French soldiers.

Al-Qaeda-linked Movement for Tawhid and Jihad (MUJAO) claimed responsibility for the attack.

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