Tuareg rebels in military clothing
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Malian troops in clash with rebels

12 September 2013 Last updated at 21:43 BST

Malian government forces have clashed with separatist Tuareg rebels in the first fighting since the two sides signed a peace accord in June.

The fighting took place near the western town of Lere, close to the Mauritanian border, leaving three soldiers injured.

Alex Jakana reports.