Agence France-PresseNovember 24, 2013 11:04
Ballot boxes were stolen in north Mali's Timbuktu region on Sunday, including one by armed men and several by a politician, officials told AFP, in the first sign of disruption in parliamentary polls.
"Gunmen took a ballot box in the town of Bajakary, 80 kilometres (50 miles) from Goundam. I've sent people there to establish the facts," said Oumou Sall Seck, the mayor of the district capital of Goundam.
"In Takoubao, another town about 15 km from Goundam, voter cards were confiscated," she added, without being able to give details.