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Locals: Mali suicide bomber tied to terror leader

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GAO, Mali (AP) — A young militant who locals say had ties with terror leader Moktar Belmoktar blew himself up Friday near a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Gao, fueling fears of a looming insurgency by the jihadists who fled into the nearby desert just two weeks ago. The suicide attack, the first of its kind since the French-led mission began in January, highlights the challenges...