Gunmen attack Malian army in northern town of Kidal

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Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:31 PM
Gunmen attack Malian army in northern town of Kidal

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked Malian government forces in the northern desert town of Kidal on Sunday, a local official said, three days after Tuareg separatist rebels broke off a ceasefire with the newly elected government.

"We are under fire. The shooting is taking place all over Kidal," said regional governor Adama Kamissoko in Kidal, a long-standing base for the MNLA separatist rebels. "The armed group attacked and the army has responded."

(Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Kevin Liffey)