Military: Suicide bomber in Mali kills 5

The head of public relations for the Malian military confirmed that two Malian soldiers and three jihadists were killed during a patrol outside the northern Malian city of Gao, after a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosive vest.


Lt. Col. Souleymane Maiga says the incident occurred Saturday at around 1:30 p.m. during a search in Amakouladji, located 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of Gao. The city of Gao was occupied for nearly a year by the al-Qaeda-linked Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa. (AP)