Agence France-PresseMarch 31, 2013 08:45
Malian troops backed by French forces on Sunday clashed with Islamist fighters who had infiltrated the northern city of Timbuktu, leaving two jihadists dead and four Malian soldiers wounded, a Malian army officer said.
"Jihadists have infiltrated the centre of Timbuktu... Our men are currently fighting them with the support of a unit of our French partner," the Malian officer told AFP by telephone.
"Two jihadists have been killed and four Malian soldiers have been injured. That's the provisional toll," the officer said, adding the fighting "is not yet over".