The leader of the Islamist terrorist group Ansar Dine agreed cease-fire in Mali.
Ansar Dine attacks have killed dozens of innocent civilians, soldiers and UN peacekeepers this year.
The leader of the Islamist group, Mahmoud Dicko, president of the country's top Islamic body announced the cease-fire on Monday.
Ansar Dine is an affiliate of Al Qaeda terrorist group, the main Islamist group waging attacks in the West African nation (Mali).
Ansar Dine militancy has spread to other parts of the west and south previously considered secure, raising regional fears of a spillover in violence.