Mali RebelsLaunch Guerrilla Attack on Gao

Author:
AlJazeera English
Publisher:
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
11 February 2013
Tags:
Mali, Governance, Arms and Military Affairs, International Terrorism

An armed rebel group, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO, has claimed responsibility for an attack on the city of Gao in northern Mali and a suicide bombing the day before.
Fighters armed with AK-47 automatic rifles sneaked into Gao on Sunday to launch a surprise attack on the Malian army in the most populous city in northern Mali, two weeks after French and Malian troops routed the al-Qaeda-linked fighters