Tuareg Rebels and Arab Militants Fight in Town Near Timbuktu

Arab militants accusing Tuaregs of attacking Arab businesses


An official in northern Mali says clashes have broken out near Timbuktu between secular Tuareg rebels and Arab militants.

Moctar Ould Souleymane, an official in the town of Ber, has told The Associated Press the fighting erupted when five vehicles of armed fighters from the Arab Movement of Azawad showed up late Sunday.