Bamako - Authorities say at least five suicide bombers have
attempted attacks in northern Mali.
Four of the men entered the town of Gossi at around 04:30 on
Sidi Ben Hamou, an elected official in the town, said that
the bombers were carrying their explosives in water bottles.
At least one Malian soldier was wounded when three of the
men blew themselves up at a checkpoint. The fourth suicide bomber was killed by
soldiers while attempting to reach a military camp.
Meanwhile, another attack in the town of Menaka struck a
military position for soldiers from neighboring Niger.
Al-Qaeda-linked militants have launched a series of suicide
attacks in northern Mali since being ousted from the region's major towns by
the French-led military operation.