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Bomb kills at least four in Mali

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At least four people have been killed and several others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Mali on Saturday.

It is the first assault since the election of new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August.

He has promised to make security a top priority as the country battles militant Tuareg rebels in the north of the country.

Saturday’s bomb in Timbuktu was detonated outside an army camp.

The attack comes just a few days after Tuareg separatists pulled out of a ceasefire agreement and peace process with the Bamako government.

The UN has approved a force of 12,600 troops and police to help stabilise and secure Mali.