A new member of an Islamist group in north Mali attacked and burned a
saint’s tomb classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Timbuktu,
the spokesman for the group said Sunday.
The act threatens to
raise tensions that have been building between residents and the
Islamists who occupied the city in April, and raises worries that
instability could lead to the destruction of historic sites in the
fabled town known as an ancient seat of Islamic learning.
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