A suicide bomber blew himself up in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu, raising fears of a new wave of violence by Islamist insurgents after a separate land mine blast killed two soldiers.
French soldiers patrol on January 31, 2013 in Timbuktu. French and African forces have faced continuing suicide blasts and guerrilla attacks in reclaimed territory.
An army officer said a Malian soldier had been wounded in the suicide attack at an army barricade in Timbuktu, the fabled Sahara caravan city's second in nine days.
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