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Blast in northern Mali after foiled Islamist attack

A French soldier stands guard while French army deminers secure a hangar at the airport in the Malian northern city of Gao, on February 9, 2013. A massive explosion near Gao late Saturday raised fears of an Islamist attack, hours after villagers near the A massive explosion was heard near Gao in northern Mali, hours after villagers near the city detained two youths preparing for suicide bombings.