>> Over 100 people badly injured by a suicide bomb attack in Mali on Wednesday but not everyone was so lucky. The death toll of the explosion now rising to 77. The attack targeted a military camp in the north of the African country. The bombers forced their way into the camp shortly before 9AM, running over several people before blowing up their vehicle, just as 600 soldiers were assembling, according to a UN spokesperson.
The attack is a devastating blow to efforts to restore peace there. The government and rival armed groups trying to work together to quell violence in the area. France intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive back Islamist groups that got control of large swaths of the country a year earlier.
It still has a large regional operation there to try to stamp out insurgents. Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate says the attack was punishment for Mali's cooperation with France. French President Francois Hollande had visited the area just days earlier.