Three people – two UN peacekeepers and one civilian – have been killed in an attack on a UN base in northern Mali, according to UN sources. There are conflicting reports, but it is believed to have been a mortar attack.

Peacekeepers stand guard at the entrance to the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal

 

“The attack happened at around 4 a.m. (04:00 GMT). Four or five rockets landed inside the base. Quite a few people were wounded but it’s too early for a precise number,” Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN forces in Mali, told Reuters.

 

It comes just over a week after an assault on a luxurious hotel left 20 people dead, many of them foreign citizens.

 

 

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