Deadly attack on UN peacekeepers camp in Mali leaves two dead



    Deadly attack on UN peacekeepers camp in Mali leaves two dead

    Feb 12, United Nations peacekeepers camp in northern Mali has been attacked by terrorist killing at least two peacekeepers. Some 30 others were wounded attack.

    The attack came a week after at least four assailants and a Malian soldier were killed in an assault on a UN military camp at Timbuktu.

    "Our camp at Kidal was attacked by terrorists early Friday morning. We fought back but two peacekeepers were killed and 30 others injured," a source from the UN's MINUSMA mission told AFP news agency.

    A Guinean member of the UN force said the dead soldiers were from his country's contingent.

    The sprawling north of the country continues to be beset by violence having fallen under the control of Tuareg-led rebels and armed groups linked to al-Qaeda in 2012.

    They were largely ousted by a French-led military operation in January 2013, however, insurgents continue to threaten stability, Al Jazeera reported.

    Large swathes of Mali remain lawless, despite a June peace deal between the former Tuareg rebels and rival pro-government armed groups.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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