Malian insurgents blow up bridge

Posted: January 26, 2013 at 3:40 a.m.

SEVARE, Mali — Islamic extremists based in the Malian town of Ansongo have destroyed a bridge near the Niger border, officials said on Friday, marking the first use of explosives by the insurgents since the start of a Frenchled military intervention two weeks ago.

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