Al-Qaida Group Claims Mali Bombing

Al-Qaida’s North African branch has reportedly claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Mali that killed at least four people.

According to Mauritania’s Alakhbar news agency, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) says it carried out Saturday’s car bomb attack near a military camp in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu.

There was no independent confirmation, but AQIM and other jihadist groups in the region often use Mauritanian news outlets to make claims of …