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Mali pro-government militias seize northern town amid clashes

28/04 00:06 CET

BAMAKO/DAKAR (Reuters) - Pro-government armed groups in Mali seized the northern town of Menaka from Tuareg separatists on Monday during fierce fighting, a spokesman for the group and a resident said. The clashes come after months of relative calm and risk derailing a fragile United Nations peace process that aims to settle the future of Mali's desert north, known by separatists as Azawad. The vast region has been…

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