Agence France-PresseSeptember 30, 2013 08:16
Insurgents launched a fresh attack on the Malian army in the rebel bastion of Kidal on Monday, the military told AFP, in renewed fighting since the breakdown of peace talks.
The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), which is fighting for autonomy in northern Mali, ambushed soldiers at a central bank, the scene of a fierce firefight on Sunday night, a senior Malian army officer told AFP.
"Our position at the bank in Kidal was attacked early this morning by MNLA troops. We responded and we have brought the situation under control," the officer said.