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50 killed in suicide car bomb attack on military camp in Mali

BAMAKO: At least 50 people have been killed and 100 others injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali.

According to the details, a vehicle packed with explosive material was detonated inside the military camp in Goa, when the assembly was taking place.

Government officials said that the five suicide bombers were among the dead. The suicide bombers targeted a camp housing former rebels and pro government militia who are signatories to the 2015 peace accord

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita declared three days of national mourning. While French Interior ministerial Bruno Le Roux said that the blast was a major and highly symbolic attack in an area visited few day ago by French President Francois Hollande.

Al Mourabitoun led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed the responsibility of the attack.