Suicide bombers blew up their vehicle near a military camp in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu, killing themselves and injuring multiple soldiers, the camp's commander said Saturday.
The attack was the second to target security forces in the north since Thursday's announcement that separatist Tuareg rebels were suspending participation in a peace accord reached earlier this year with the government.
Col. Keba Sangare said he did not know how many assailants were in the vehicle when it exploded outside the military camp.
"There was an attack in front of our camp. A car exploded and its occupants are dead, though it's difficult to know how many," Sangare said. "There are some injured in our ranks, but that's all I can tell you for the moment because operations are still going on."
In a separate attack on Friday in Kidal, a grenade was thrown at a bank, injuring two security officers, said Kidal zone commander Mamary Camara.