October 22, 2016

Three killed by rocked attack at UN base at Kidal

Three people was killed by a rocket attack on a UN peacekeepers’ base in northern Mali, the UN says.

Eight days ago, gunmen attacked a hotel in the capital, Bamako, taking scores hostage. Twenty-two people were killed.

Two UN peacekeepers from Guinea and a civilian contractor were killed in the attack in Kidal, officials said.

The peacekeeping mission in Mali was approved in 2014 after France led a military campaign to drive out Islamist militants from the north.

The Minusma force comprises some 10,000 soldiers from dozens of different contributor countries – the majority from Mali’s west African neighbours.

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