Bamako - A French military spokesperson says a suicide
bomber has blown himself up in northern Mali near a military camp. No one else
has been wounded.
Hubert de Quievrecourt, a communications adviser for the
French-led mission in Mali, said the attacker detonated his explosive belt late
He says the attack took place near a base in Menaka where
forces from neighbouring Niger are staying.
France led a mission in January to oust radical Islamic
militants from power in the towns across northern Mali.
However, the militants have dispersed into the surrounding
desert and have attempted a number of attacks on checkpoints and near military
bases in recent months.