Source says suicide bomber tried to enter HQ of five-nation force tackling jihad in the Sahel

Islamist militants have attacked the Malian headquarters of a regional anti-terror taskforce, killing six people and leaving many injured, according to a provisional toll.

A suicide bomber tried to penetrate the base at Sévaré in central Mali, according to a security source. A local orange seller, Haoussa Haidara, said “there was a huge blast” followed by exchanges of gunfire. Sounds of gunfire could still be heard an hour later.

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