Attack on military camp in Mali near Mauritania border

Gunmen, allegedly Islamic militants linked to Ansar Dine, attacked the town of Nara in western Mali near the Mauritania border. The attack was repelled and the army is patrolling Nara.

Advice For Travellers

This attack comes after Mali's main coalition of Tuareg separatist rebels signed a peace agreement with the government in early June.

Most countries advise against all travel to the Mali-Mauritania border areas.