Agence France-PresseOctober 7, 2013 08:33
Armed Islamic extremists on Monday fired shells on Gao, the main town in the desert north of Mali, a Malian army commander told AFP, without saying if there were casualties.
"The Islamists lobbed shells on the town of Gao from a distance. For the moment, I cannot say whether there were victims or not," the general staff officer told AFP, asking not to be named.
Witnesses confirmed the report.
"Troops were at once sent to the place where the shell-fire was coming from," the army source added.