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Tuareg rebels enter Timbuktu in northern Mali: residents

Rebel forces enter last Malian town still under government control, gunshots reported

AFP , Sunday 1 Apr 2012

Tuareg rebels Sunday entered Timbuktu, the last city in northern Mali under government control in the west African nation where a junta is in power following a coup, witnesses told AFP.

"Yes, the rebels have arrived in Timbuktu. As we speak, I see them going towards a bank in the city," said a resident in the afternoon. Several witnesses said the Tuareg insurgents had entered the city and reported gunshots.

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