UN peacekeeper killed in Mali


Gunmen launched an attack on a UN camp in Mali and killed a peacekeeper working with United Nations.

The attack took place at about 06:00 in the northern town of Kidal. Residents narrated that two suicide bombers were involved and a car bomb was detonated.

A soldier was killed and few others were injured in the attack. The attacks on the UN peacekeepers since they were deployed to Mali has been a regular thing.

UN-9,000-strong force has been responsible for peacekeeping operations in Mali since July 2013.

An official from the UN force, known as Minusma, confirmed the attack to Reuters news agency, but did not provide further details.

French and African troops intervened in Mali in January 2013 to stop the southern advance of al-Qaeda-linked fighters on the capital, Bamako.

The insurgents were expelled from the northern towns but have continued attacks against Minusma, which took over responsibility for security in the country from the French.


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