U.N. peacekeeper killed in attack on base in northern Mali




 
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January 17th, 2015  
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At least one U.N. peacekeeper was killed when suspected Islamists militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Saturday, residents said. Gunfire erupted from the area of the U.N. and French military camps in Kidal at around 0600 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), followed by the sound of rockets exploding, locals told Reuters. Residents said at least two suicide bombers had attacked the base with car bombs, killing a Chadian peacekeeper and wounding five others. A spokesperson for the U.N. mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed the attack but said other details were not immediately available.

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