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Mali jihadists seize town north of Bamako

Islamists occupy the northern Malian town of Diabali

Bamako (AFP) – Islamists occupying northern Mali pushed further into the government-held south Monday, seizing the town of Diabali, 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of the capital, a local government official said.

“The Islamists are in the town of Diabali. They are numerous. This morning they exchanged fire with Malian soldiers then the shooting stopped and the Islamists entered the town,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

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