Mali Car Bomb Kills 50 In Fresh Blow To Peace

Mali car bomb kills 50 in fresh blow to peace

GAO, Mali, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 19th Jan, 2017 ) - A suicide bombing targeting militia groups committed to restoring peace in Mali left around 50 people dead Wednesday and struck a fresh blow at long-running efforts to stabilise the troubled north. The car bomb attack in Gao, the region's biggest city, targeted a camp housing former rebels and pro-government militia who are signatories to a 2015 peace accord struck with the government. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita ordered three days of national mourning following the attack, the worst in the country in recent years.