Car bomb explodes in northern Malian town of Kidal -sources

GAO, Mali, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal, a local journalist and a French defence ministry source in Paris said on Thursday.

The journalist in Kidal said a landcruiser four-wheel drive vehicle had exploded in a courtyard in an outlying neighbourhood. He said one person was killed and another wounded. (Reporting By John Irish in Dakar, Cheikh Diouara in Gao and Tiemoko Diallo in Bamako; Editing by Pravin Char)