Several Killed in Mali Checkpoint Attack


A car bomb, allegedly targeting a checkpoint held by a group of Tuaregs, exploded in the northern town of Kidal, killing several people.

Islamist fighters in northern Mali.

  • Mali:  Twin Suicide Blasts Kill Civilians

    Magharebia, 22 February 2013

    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. read more »

  • Mali:  Fighting in Gao, Car Bomb in Kidal

    Radio France Internationale, 21 February 2013

    Heavy fighting has broken out in the centre of Gao, the largest town in northern Mali. A car bomb in the northern Mali town of Kidal has killed one person and injured another, ... read more »

  • Mali:  Mali Suicide Bomber Targets Troops

    Magharebia, 8 February 2013

    A suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of Malian soldiers in Gao, AFP reported on Friday (February 8th). An officer was injured in the attack, which came one day after the ... read more »

  • Mali:  Al-Qaeda Ally Mounts Suicide Attacks

    Magharebia, 10 February 2013

    The explosion that rocked Gao late Saturday (February 9th) was a suicide bombing at a Malian army checkpoint, AFP reported. Troops from Mali and Niger had already increased patrols ... read more »

  • Mali:  The Regional Threat Posed By Mali's Militants

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 18 February 2013

    Militant Islamists fleeing northern Mali under pressure from French forces could undermine security in neighbouring countries from where some of the fighters are believed to hail. ... read more »

  • Mali:  Why the Hardest Part Is Yet to Come

    ThinkAfricaPress, 15 February 2013

    Retaking the north was the easy part. Now Mali faces guerrilla attacks, reportedly increasing cooperation between rebel groups, 'the Tuareg problem', and a divided government. read more »

  • Mali:  Suicide Bombers Appear in North

    Radio France Internationale, 9 February 2013

    Villagers in north Mali arrested two young men with explosives strapped to their bodies on Saturday, witnesses report. On Friday a man blew himself up in the main city of Gao, the ... read more »

  • Mali:  Suicide Bomber Blows Self Near Mali Soldiers

    Daily Trust, 9 February 2013

    A suicide bomber has blown himself up in Goa, northern Mali - the first since the French-led troops began assault on insurgents. read more »

  • Mali:  'Laaouar' Assembles Suicide Bomber Brigade in Mali

    Magharebia, 6 December 2012

    Former Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) emir Mokhtar Belmokhtar (aka "Laaouar") assembled a band of suicide bombers in northern Mali, ANI reported on Thursday (December 6th). ... read more »