Militia official: 6 killed in suicide bombing in Kidal, in northern Mali

An official with a militia group fighting with the Malian army says that a suicide car bomber killed six fighters in the northern city of Kidal.

Ag Alghabas Intalla, a leader of the Islamic Movement of Azawad, or MIA, said the suicide bomber exploded his car Tuesday evening at a checkpoint at an entrance to Kidal. He said he counted six dead and others wounded. The MIA group is fighting with the Malian army and French troops against Islamic extremists.

The suicide attack has not been claimed, but it is suspected to be the work of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO.