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Troops in Mali attack presidential palace

Troops in Mali have attacked the presidential palace in the capital Bamako hours after staging a mutiny.

The renegade troops traded gunfire with soldiers loyal to the government.

The mutineers say the government is not giving them enough arms to battle a rebellion by ethnic Tuaregs.

There has been heavy gunfire in Bamako and armoured vehicles have moved in to protect the presidential palace.

Martin Vogl is in Bamako.

  • 22 Mar 2012