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07.10.2013 Mali

Mali Islamists shell northern town of Gao

By AFP
A file photo shows a Malian soldier on patrol in Gao, on April 13, 2013.  By Joel Saget (AFP/File)
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A file photo shows a Malian soldier on patrol in Gao, on April 13, 2013. By Joel Saget (AFP/File)

Bamako (AFP) - Armed Islamic extremists on Monday fired shells on Gao, the main town in the desert north of Mali, a Malian army commander told AFP, without saying if there were casualties. patrolling

"The Islamists lobbed shells on the town of Gao from a distance. For the moment I cannot say whether there were victims or not," the general staff officer told AFP, asking not to be named. Witnesses confirmed the report.

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