Fresh fighting broke out in the streets of the Malian rebel bastion of Kidal on Monday, the local government and residents told AFP, after Tuareg separatists and the army exchanged gunfire the night before.
"The shooting has resumed in the centre of Kidal. Shots were fired around 7:00 am (0700 GMT). We do not know what is happening at the moment. But this is the same place as on Sunday," an aide of the regional governor Adama Kamissoko said.