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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:14 AM

Mali conflict: 'First suicide bombing' in Gao

Last edited Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:39 AM - Edit history (1)

Source: BBC News

A suicide bomber has blown himself up in the northern Mali town of Gao - the country's first such case, sources say.

The attacker approached a group of soldiers on a motorbike before detonating an explosive belt, injuring one of them, a Malian officer told AFP.

Gao is the most populous city in northern Mali, which was captured by Islamist militants last year.

Meanwhile, there are report of exchanges of fire between rival soldiers in the capital, Bamako.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21381379



Actual reason I posted this was to draw attention to the 4th para :

"Meanwhile, there are report of exchanges of fire between rival soldiers in the capital, Bamako."

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dipsydoodle Feb 2013 OP
cosmicone Feb 2013 #1
formercia Feb 2013 #2
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Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #4

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:42 AM

1. The terrorists there are definitely

well-funded and well-armed, probably trained in Pakistan.

Pakistan's most well-known export is terrorism.

On Edit:

Just a quick search found this: http://dawn.com/2012/06/08/afghans-pakistanis-training-militants-in-mali-niger/

Pakistan is an international menace.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:59 AM

2. Follow the Money

and it will lead you right to the Wahabis in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are the real menace. They fund these Terrorist organizations. Without the Money, these Hillbillies would be scratching their butts out in the Cactus Patch.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:30 AM

3. Given that's from June 2012

Doesn't look like anyone did anything about it in much of a rush.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:47 PM

4. Well, now that France has made Mali safe for the coupsters...

...they can get back to the business of shooting each other.

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